Abandonment Cost Estimates 2016 (ACE) Review

What’s New

Project Information

The Board is reviewing the abandonment cost estimates (ACE) for all regulated pipeline companies.

In the MH-001-2012 ACE proceeding [Folder 782061], the Board heard from Group 1 companies that they were committed to advancing studies and research on the physical issues of pipeline abandonment. As new technologies and best practices continue to evolve, there would be opportunities to learn and revise the estimates accordingly. Additionally, the Board noted that evidence justifying a different assumption could be brought forward during the regular review of the cost estimates and reiterated that cost estimates would be regularly reviewed at least every five years to help mitigate the under or over collection of funds.

Group 1 companies have submitted their revised ACE and supporting documents.

Review of the project

  • 5 May 2017, NEB issues Procedural Direction No. 2 [Filing A83172]
  • 10 March 2017, NEB issues List of Participants [Filing A82025]
  • 13 February 2017, NEB issues Procedural Direction No. 1 – Process Decision and Schedule [Filing A81714]
  • 20 December 2016, NEB issues Information Requests to Group 1 companies [Filing A81101]
  • 8 February 2016, NEB issues letter announcing the ACE Review and directing Group 1 companies to file their revised ACE and related submissions [Filing A75466]
  • 29 October 2015, NEB issues letter notifying interested persons of the ACE Review and inviting comments on process [Filing A73532]
  • Further Procedural Directions will be announced when they are available.

Support for Participants

Process Advisor

The main role of a Process Advisor is to provide information to the general public and support to participants in the review process. They can also answer questions about the NEB’s process.

For more information, please contact Process Advisor Courtney Post

Reference

Regulatory Documents

During the National Energy Board's Abandonment Cost Estimate Review, all filings must be filed with the NEB and placed on the NEB’s online document repository. These documents are all accessible to the public. You can find these documents here: [Folder 2855374]

Reference documents

Archived Websites

News releases

None at this time

Contacts

Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

For questions about the NEB's review process, please contact:

Marian Yuzda
Counsel

National Energy Board
Telephone: 587-538-2160
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

Courtney Post
Process Advisor
National Energy Board
E-mail: ACEReview@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-2774
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

Danielle Comte
Regulatory Officer

National Energy Board
E-mail: danielle.comte@neb-one.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-2731
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803
TTY (Teletype): 1-800-632-1663

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