Legal Alert: N.B. Issues New “Rules” for Oil and Natural Gas Industry
February 15, 2013
Today, the N.B. Government released “Responsible Environmental Management of Oil and Natural Gas Activities in New Brunswick – Rules for Industry.” These Rules are not in the form of legislation or a regulation; the N.B. government says it will implement them “for the most part” as conditions to approvals and certificates issued under through existing regulatory frameworks. The Rules apply to oil and gas activities and facilities located on both privately and provincially owned land, at all stages of land-based oil and natural gas production, with particular emphasis on the drilling and completion of oil and gas wells – including hydraulic fracturing. The Rules are in response to shale gas exploration in N.B., and follow the N.B. government’s May 2012 issuance of its recommendations for regulatory overhaul and a subsequent period of public input.
Click here to read the Responsible Environmental Management of Oil and Natural Gas Activities in New Brunswick – Rules for Industry.
Click here to read McInnes Cooper’s full analysis of the new Rules.
Please contact your McInnes Cooper lawyer or any member of our McInnes Cooper Energy & Natural Resources Team to discuss this topic or any other legal issue.
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