Presentation from Ministry, OGC and CAPP
On May 24, the Peace River Regional District Board received a presentation from the Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources, Dave Nikolejsin, BC Oil and Gas Commission Commissioner and CEO Paul Jeakins, and Chris Montgomery of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP.) The Board Meeting Video and OGC Presentation are online. (Video is available by clicking item “4. Delegations” and then clicking the play button beside item “4.2.”)
The National Energy Board recently launched an online map tool that allows users to view the location, routing, and substance contained in pipelines under NEB jurisdiction (learn more about pipeline jurisdiction and more by “Understanding the System“). The online map also includes incident reports and related information as an optional layer of data showing company, incident type, year and scale of the event.
“Canada’s vast network of pipelines transport millions of litres of oil and gas under our feet every day. In 2016, pipelines regulated by the NEB safely moved over a billion barrels of liquid products alone. This map shows the location of these pipelines.”
View the interactive map.
A fund has been established from the Court approved sale of some of Terra Energy’s BC assets. Some assets have been sold to Crew Energy and Pavilion Energy. The Surface Rights Board tells us that Crew and Pavilion will pay the back rent related to leases that they have bought.
To assist landowners with leases which were NOT bought by Crew and Pavilion, a fund has been created, and is held by the Ministry of Natural Gas Development on behalf of the Surface Rights Board.
Landowners may make a claim for unpaid rent for surface leases to the fund. The fund is limited and will be paid out on a first come first serve basis.
February 22, 2017 Update: The Surface Rights Board has confirmed that there is still some money in the fund, though it is not clear how much longer it will last. Landowners that submitted a claim to the fund last year may re-apply to the fund when the annual rent becomes due this year. To do so, landowners would complete a new Form 1F, but need not send the supporting documentation which is already on file with the Surface Rights Board.