Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Interest to Oil and Gas Lawyers


  • Dennis G. Hart
  • David A. Jr. Guichon
  • Michael J. Laffin
  • Michael A. Thackray



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief review of recent legislative and regulatory developments of particular interest to oil and gas lawyers. In addition to reporting on recent changes in statutes and regulations, and recent decisions and published policy statements of administrative bodies, the paper also discusses a number of legislative and regulatory developments which are still evolving. In order to place some limit on the scope of the paper, only federal and Alberta legislative and regulatory developments are reported. The exception to this limitation is a report on recent Ontario Energy Board decisions relating to the marketing of natural gas.