Alberta regulator suspends licences of all Lexin oil wells, amenities and pipelines
The Alberta Energy Regulator has compelled Lexin Resources to close down all manufacturing after shedding self assurance within the corporate’s skill to perform safely.
According to the regulator, Lexin has did not agree to a couple of orders and doesn’t have sufficient personnel to regulate its greater than 1,600 websites. It additionally stated the corporate owes greater than $1 million in orphan fund levies and administrative charges in addition to greater than $70 million in safety for its finish of existence responsibilities.
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The AER stated repeated makes an attempt to convey the corporate into compliance have failed, leaving the regulator with “little confidence in Lexin’s ability to conduct its operations safely.”
In reaction, the AER has suspended the licenses of all Lexin wells, amenities and pipelines, and issued an environmental coverage order requiring it to deal with problems on the Mazeppa bitter fuel plant close to High River, Alta., which the regulator had ordered close in August, 2016.
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The regulator has additionally steered some other operators with running pursuits in any of Lexin’s authorized operations to protected and close down the ones websites, which will likely be grew to become over to the Orphan Well Association.
The AER stated it secured a courtroom order from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on Tuesday that prohibits casting off apparatus from Lexin houses, after learning some had already been got rid of.