The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued an order to Journey Energy Inc. (Journey) in response to two releases of an unknown amount of crude oil emulsion near Winfield, Alberta that was originally reported to the AER on 28 June 2017.
The order directs the company to:
- Immediately suspend operations, contain the release and prevent it from spreading.
- Identify anyone who may be affected by the release and make sure they are notified.
- Control access to the site.
- Collect water and soil samples from the site for analysis.
- Develop a wildlife mitigation plan and detailed delineation and remediation plan.
- Develop daily public reports and publish them to the Journey Energy Inc. website.
- Submit daily updates to the AER.
- Submit a final report to the AER.
Much of the required work has already begun. Orders are not enforcement; they are remedial orders directing the company to provide plans to ensure that the environment is remediated.
On 28 June 2017, the AER was notified by Journey that a pipeline release had occurred. A second release was reported to the AER on 29 June 2017. There have been impacts to a local waterway and local wildlife may also have been affected.
An investigation is currently underway.
Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/the-environment/04072017/aer-issues-order-to-journey-energy/