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

2021 Abandonment Cost Estimates Review

Every five years, we review the amount of funds companies must set aside to pay for future abandonment of their regulated pipeline systems. Pipeline abandonment is when a pipeline is permanently taken out of service, and the delivery of a product to an end user is discontinued. Operations cease, and the pipeline is shut down. The pipeline is normally 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.

Key Milestones

  • Process and schedule for the remainder of the Review released [Filing C25250]
  • Final Report for the first part of the Review released [Filing C24949]
  • Report for the first part of the Review released for comment [Filing C23379]
  • The 2021 review starts with process to apply to participate [Filing C16773]
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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

Media Relations Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: media@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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