March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

In The News

Apache Faces More Charges in Canada over Safety

The Alberta Energy Regulator said Apache could be slapped with a penalty of up to $2.5 million for a spill in northwestern Alberta two years ago. In that incident, contaminated water spilled about 40 km from Whitecourt, affecting a nearby creek. Apache has been charged on five counts under the Pipeline Act and the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The regulator says this is the third action against Apache in seven months. In October, Apache was charged on seven counts for a 2013 spill near Zama City. The case is still ongoing. An AER spokesman said at the time that Apache faced charges of up to $3.1 million for the Zama incident, during which a pipeline spilled a mixture of wate

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