Oil and gas companies that broke regulations in 2012 named

However, through a Freedom of Information request, the Tyee has learned the names of the companies that were sent the 14 enforcement orders in 2012 and those that were issued the 77 tickets

Among them are several oil and gas companies with operations in the Peace Region. 


In Fort St. John, Orefyn Energy Advisors was issued three enforcement orders for the proper management and shutting in of a disposal well, while Progress Energy Canada was ordered to secure flow back ponds from waterfowl. Both Newalta Corporation and Tervita were also ordered to shut in a disposal well. 

In Dawson Creek, Murphy Oil Company was ordered to shut in a pipeline and comply with a pipeline permit, while Encana had to ensure flare stack compliance. Up in Fort Nelson, Legacy Oil + Gas was also ordered to shut in a pipeline. 

The majority of the tickets issued were for companies failing to keep or produce water records, which runs a $230 fee for each violation. Pengrowth Energy Corporation of Fort St. John was the most ticketed, with $3,220 in fines for companies failing to keep or produce water records, while Penn West Petroleum of Fort St. John received $1,150 in fines for five counts of breaching a term or condition of approval. 

The full article by the Tyee is here.