Alberta urged to remove hurdles to turning dormant oil wells into ‘major’ opportunity |
A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., in 2016. Some of these sites could be repurposed for other energy uses, such as geothermal. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)Thousands of dormant 
Thousands of dormant oil and gas sites in Alberta could be a “major” economic opportunity in the province, with the potential for many to be repurposed for alternative energy uses, according to a new report. But it says for such efforts to take off — potentially turning unused sites into geothermal, hydrogen or lithium recovery projects — the provincial government needs to address the regulatory gaps holding things up. The report, prepared by the Energy Futures Lab an...

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