Natural gas and oil activities in British Columbia are regulated under the OGAA.The Ministry of Natural Gas Development says, amendments will allow industry to adopt new operational improvements.Natural gas and oil activities in British Columbia are regulated under the OGAA.The Ministry of Natural Gas Development says, amendments will allow industry to adopt new operational improvements.As well, amendments will further define a landowners’ right to appeal permits issued on private land and remove the risks associated with unnecessary appeals which could delay oil and gas development.The amendments will also remove an exemption for a small number of legacy pipelines. Permits will be retroactively issued and the pipelines will continue to be subject to the requirements of the Act and compliance and enforcement actions by the BC Oil and Gas Commission.The natural gas and oil sector has changed significantly since the PNG Act was last updated in 1982. The amendments introduced today will modernize the Act and will streamline the administration of natural gas and oil subsurface rights, creating a more consistent approach for all three tenure types – permits, leases and drilling licences.Fines will be updated so they align with penalties in other jurisdictions.Changes will also permit the Province to modernize tenure practices, and remove duplication with tenure-related laws.Amendments to the Strata Property Act will make it easier for strata councils to carry out their responsibilities by removing regulatory barriers for strata corporations and owners, explaining requirements and clarifying definitions within the Act. The amendments will confirm that paying for and accruing funds to pay for a depreciation report is a legitimate operating fund expense and can be approved by a majority vote.Collectively, these amendments will increase investor confidence in natural gas and oil development, giving companies further clarity about crown land tenure management.- Advertisement –
The Committee of Administrators met in Mumbai on Tuesday after BCCI technical committee chairman Sourav Ganguly wrote a letter to BCCI General Manager questioning the scrapping of Duleep Trophy.It was decided at the technical committee meeting in Kolkata last month that the BCCI will continue with their pink ball experiment that started during the previous season.The CoA, today, restored the Duleep trophy and will meet again in New Delhi on September 8 before finalising the new Constitution as asked by the Supreme Court. The next hearing in the Supreme Court is scheduled on September 19.CoA member Diana Edulji said that the Duleep Trophy has been restored and the scheduled will be worked out by the BCCI.”Duleep trophy has been restored. It will be held and the logistics will be worked out. We have told the board not to scrap it. It is a very prestigious tournament and it should be held,” Edulji said.CoA chief Vinod Rai, on the other hand, said that the BCCI constitution is being worked upon and the election timelines depend on the Supreme Court.”The work (on the constitution) is in progress. We are meeting on September 8 in Delhi when we will finalise the constitution,” Rai said,”It will all depend upon when the Supreme Court will give a go ahead,” Rai said on being asked if the election timelines will be met.