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Friday, February 12, 2016

Groups to meet over abandoned wells in Alberta

Well, well, well.

Groups representing rural landowners will meet with some NDP government MLAs in Strathmore on Friday to discuss concerns over Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells.
“We’ll be presenting what has gone wrong with the Surface Rights Act and the number of companies that are going into bankruptcy, the number of orphan wells that are coming on every day,” said Don Bester, president of the Alberta Surface Rights Group, which, along with Alberta Action Surface Rights, will meet with up to 11 rural MLAs.
“We will be giving them recommendations on how the government can handle it.”