Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Energy Regulator Says Court Upholds Ruling about Lexin Resources

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Energy Regulator Says Court Upholds Ruling about Lexin Resources

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AER says court has upheld Lexin order

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CALGARY - The Alberta Energy Regulator says a court has upheld its decision to prevent equipment from being removed from Lexin Resources Ltd. sites.

Last month the regulator took the unusual step of shutting down all Lexin operations, accusing the Calgary-based oil and gas producer of ignoring orders and regulations.

Lexin was ordered to shut down its estimated 1,660 sites, including 1,380 wells and 201 pipelines across the province.

The regulator says it submitted evidence to Court of Queen's Bench that equipment has been removed from some sites without approval.

The AER says the unauthorized removal of equipment could present a risk to public safety and the environment.

It says it has hired security for sites to watch for vandalism and theft. …

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