Alberta ERCB releases 2009 summary report

6 août 2010

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A recent survey conducted by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board reveals that public satisfaction with the regulator has declined over the past year. 

Only 68 percent of people who reported a complaint to the board were happy with the way their dispute was resolved. 

Darin Barter, a spokesman for the board, admits that the figure represents a significant drop from 83 percent in the year before. The survey also shows that public satisfaction with the board’s handling of complaints has fallen slightly from 97 to 94 percent; in addition, fewer companies are continuing to comply with flaring regulations. 

Nevertheless, the survey does convey some good news: statistics indicate that the ERCB inspected a record number of energy facilities in 2009, which has led to an all-time low in pipeline leaks. Overall, companies are improving or remain consistent in complying with regulations. 

Barter has promised that the ERCB will continue increasing the number of inspections, and that the board is considering changes to regulations in order to encourage companies to capture all natural gas produced.

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