Abandonment Cost Estimates (ACE) and Set Aside and Collection Mechanism (SAM-COM) Review 2021 – Background

2021 Abandonment Cost Estimates Review

Every five years, we require a review of the amount of funds companies are required to set aside to pay for future abandonment of their regulated energy infrastructure. Pipeline abandonment is when a pipeline is permanently taken out of service and the delivery of a product to an end user is discontinued. Operation ceases and the pipeline is shut down. The pipeline may then either be removed from the ground or it may be left in the ground (known as abandoned in place). The right-of-way is then reclaimed and returned to a state similar to its surroundings.

Companies review how much money they think it will cost to abandon their facilities. Then, the CER reviews this information to confirm that the amount of money being set aside is appropriate.

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Contact Information

Process Advisor
Email: ACEReview@cer-rec.gc.ca
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Media Inquiries

Ruth Anne Beck
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: ruthanne.beck@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-483-1395
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-299-3302
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

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