Calgary-based energy firm Apache Canada faces 7 charges for 2013 spill: AER

A section of the oil spill near Zama City, Alberta.

A section of the 2013 oil spill near Zama City, Alberta.

By Global News/The Canadian Press, Oct 19, 2015

CALGARY – An energy company with a troubled safety history is facing seven charges related to a 2013 pipeline spill that leaked roughly 1.8 million litres of contaminated water near Zama City, Alta.

Apache Canada Ltd. has been charged under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, the Public Lands Act and the Pipeline Act.

An investigation earlier this year by the Alberta Energy Regulator found that between June 2013 and October 2014 the company had six pipeline incidents that caused loss or damage to public lands and potential environmental impact.

Between 2009 and late 2013, the company had 12 high-risk enforcement actions against it for non-compliance with regulations.

After its investigation, the energy regulator fined the company in July the maximum administrative penalty of $16,500 and issued four orders the company had to comply with.

The October 2013 spill of industrial waste water that led to the charges affected an area of more than 3.8 hectares. The company’s first court appearance on the charges is scheduled for Dec. 7 in Provincial Court in High Level. Alta.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2285376/calgary-based-energy-firm-apache-canada-faces-7-charges-for-2013-spill-aer/

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Posted on October 19, 2015, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. (” CALGARY – An energy company with a troubled safety history is facing seven charges related to a 2013 pipeline spill that leaked roughly 1.8 million litres of contaminated water near Zama City, Alta. “) –Global News/The Canadian Press, Oct 19, 2015

    (” I believe the people/s need assistance with understanding collective right, and common claim/s resolution, so everybody that needs assistance receives it. The proper means to a successful defeat of the losses suffered is to hire the same lawyer/s that handled the Residential School trials, to now take on the common interest of those that yet have a whim to speak about what they face in their future, as far as loss and possible disfigurement, and retaliation by the energy company lawyers, and friends of the company, All my relations. “) — Tqelt7kukpi: Mawgcen, (October 19, 2015.)

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