The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Hebron Development Approved #nlpoli #cdnpoli

From the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board: The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) announced today that the Hebron Development Application is approved. At its April 27, 2012 meeting, the Board approved the Hebron Benefits Plan and Development Plan subject to the conditions outlined in Decision Report 2012.01. In its deliberation with respect ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Here we go again #nlpoli

Few people who pay attention to public life in this province will forget the abuse the provincial government  – particularly former Premier Danny Williams  – heaped upon Max Ruelokke for having the temerity to be a better candidate to head the offshore regulatory board than the guy the premier wanted to stuff in the job. ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore Board Lays Charges Against Suncor #nlpoli

From CNLOPB (with some style edits): The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid three charges against Suncor Energy Inc., Operator of the exploration drilling program at the Ballicatters M96-Z well located in the Jeanne d’Arc Basin on Exploration Licences 1092 and 1113, for alleged offences related to a spill of synthetic based ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Old Harry review delayed at proponent request #nlpoli #cdnpoli

From the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board [paragraphing changed for online readability]: The C-NLOPB has received a request from Corridor Resources Inc. to issue a prohibition order under the Atlantic Accord legislation, which would prohibit Corridor Resources Inc., the interest owner in Exploration License 1105 (known as Old Harry) from commencing or continuing any ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Connies pork-up offshore board #nlpoli #cdnpoli

The federal Conservatives took a leaf from the provincial Conservatives’ book on Thursday and added a political pork appointee to the board that regulates the oil and gas industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Long-time Tory Reg Bowers was intergovernmental affairs minister Peter Penashue’s campaign manager in the last federal election. He’ll serve for a six-year ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore board slags CBC #nlpoli

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board is taking CBC Newfoundland and Labrador to task for its coverage of an incident last week in which a supply ship struck a semi-submersible platform offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The online version of one CBC story about the incident is available on the cbc.ca/nl website.  You can find ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore board announces exploration bid results on three parcels

From the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board: Call for Bids NL11-01 (Western Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Region) The following bids, based upon the work commitments bid, have been accepted: Parcel 1 (218, 468 ha) Ptarmigan Energy Inc.  100% $1,501,000.00 Parcel 2 (135, 520 ha) Ptarmigan Energy Inc.   100% $501,000.00 Total: $2,002,000.00 Call for Bids ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The first big political story of the campaign… #nlpoli

  And it’s got legs. The story appeared first right here on Monday morning. CBC Monday night with a blockbuster interview with Williams. (Would he have done an interview with your humble e-scribbler?) CBC Radio Tuesday morning. VOCM on Tuesday, including the talk shows Dunderdale’s reaction Tuesday night on CBC and on VO NTV Tuesday ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: To you with affection from Danny #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Anybody who is even vaguely aware of Danny Williams’ attitude to the CBC during his term as Premier will realise what an amazing thing it was for him to sit for 10 minutes on Monday and discuss his nomination of Elizabeth Matthews to sit on the offshore regulatory board. CBC’s Chris O’Neill-Yates picked up the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore board responds to helicopter inquiry report

From the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board [paragraphing altered for readability; original here]: The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) today responded to the final report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry  entitled "Report and Recommendations arising from the Transportation Safety Board’s Report". The submission of this report signals the completion of the ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Feds want Gulf of St. Lawrence enviro review

Federal environment minister Peter Kent wants an extensive environmental review before Corridor Resources can get a permit to explore on the Old Harry prospect in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, CBC is reporting. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board received 50 submissions as part of a review into an application by Corridor for an ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore board releases second part of offshore helicopter safety inquiry

From the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board: The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received the Phase II Report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry today and is releasing it to the public immediately. "The Board would like to thank Commissioner Wells along with commission counsel and staff for their continued hard work ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Offshore board recommends mediator or panel review for Old Harry drilling proposal

The  Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board issued the following news release on Monday: “The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), in its role as Responsible Authority pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA), has recommended to the Federal Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Peter Kent, that the proposal by Corridor Resources ...