Canada’s pipeline operators on the hook as absolute liability provisions kick in

June 21, 2016

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This week saw the new Pipeline Safety Act come into force in Canada, heralding a new era of absolute liability for pipeline owners and operators and financial resource requirements to pay for all costs related to a spill or rupture.
The National Energy Board (NEB) on Monday advised that it welcomed the the Pipeline Safety Act, which first received Royal Assent on June 18, 2015, which made changes to the National Energy Board Act, and to some extent the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act.

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