Varcoe: Energy regulator considers firm timelines for cleaning up inactive wells
May 8, 2017
By Chris Varcoe
The head of Alberta’s energy watchdog is concerned about the growing number of orphan wells in the province and says changes are coming to help tackle the problem.
Such steps might include putting firm timelines in place on when petroleum producers must clean up inactive oil and gas wells, something the province lacks today.
“There’s going to have to be some policy changes here. We don’t have enough within the regulatory system to do what we need to do going forward,” Alberta Energy Regulator CEO Jim Ellis said in an interview. Read More…