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Alberta Energy Regulator lays charges for hydrogen sulphide release

January 20, 2020   Don Horne




The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges against Tourmaline Oil Corp., Topaz Oil Corp. (formerly Exshaw Oil Corp.), and CWC Energy Services Corp. “for a release of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) that impacted human health.”

According to a statement from the AER today, five charges have been laid against both Tourmaline and Topaz, and three charges against CWC Energy Services. The charges, which fall under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Oil and Gas Conservation Act, are related to an H2S release near Spirit River on Feb. 25, 2018.

The first court appearance for Tourmaline, Topaz, and CWC will be on February 19 in Grande Prairie.

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