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AER pulls together panel to examine impact from production cuts

Don Horne   


The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Alberta government have establsihed a Production Curtailment Issues Panel to consider written submissions from “potentially impacted operators regarding unintended consequences” that result from production curtailment rules.

The panel chair is Stacey Schorr, executive vice president, stakeholder and government engagement at the AER.

The panel members include:

  • Mark Taylor, executive vice president, operations, AER;
  • Mike Ekelund, senior assistant deputy minister, Alberta Energy;
  • Lorne Cannon, former senior industry executive; and
  • Grant Bishop, associate director of research, C.D. Howe Institute.

The panel will work with the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to funnel submissions relating to unintended consequences of the curtailment policy from their members and accept written submissions from non-members.


Submissions can be sent to

The panel will report to the AER’s president and CEO who will provide advice to the Deputy Minister of Energy.


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