Gord Nettleton is a partner in our Oil & Gas Group in Calgary and co-head of our National Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal Group. He specializes in energy regulatory, aboriginal, environmental and business law matters and has significant experience in the regulation of oil and gas, including liquefied natural gas, pipelines and projects and electricity industries. He appears regularly before the National Energy Board, and provincial regulatory tribunals including the Energy Resources Conservation Board (now the Alberta Energy Regulator), the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Ontario Energy Board, the British Columbia Utilities Commission and the New Brunswick Energy Utilities Board.
Gord’s clients have included shippers on major pipelines and applicant pipeline companies seeking facilities and tolling approvals. He also has acted for Hydro One Networks Inc., Canada’s largest transmission and distribution utilities, in respect of major rates revenue applications and facility expansion approvals.
Previously, Gord was in-house Senior Regulatory Counsel to one of Canada’s largest pipeline utilities. His past experience also includes secondments as counsel to the National Energy Board.
Gord is a former Board Member of the Canadian Energy Law Foundation. He has been a speaker and panelist at the Canadian Petroleum Institute’s International Program for Energy Sector Executives. The topical discussions have included pipeline incentive tolling arrangements in Canada and the Canadian energy regulatory regime. He has also presented papers at the annual Canadian Energy Law Foundation Research Seminar on recent regulatory developments affecting the oil and gas industry, the emerging Canadian LNG industry, aboriginal issues, as well as other industry conferences on oil sands development approvals, arctic pipeline developments and regulatory issues facing shale gas developments in Quebec.
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