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Energy Administration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-6)

Act current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2005-12-12. Previous Versions

PART IIIDomestic Oil (continued)

Price Restraint (continued)

Marginal note:Records

 Every person who engages in a transaction described in section 26 shall keep records and books of account at his place of business in Canada, or elsewhere in Canada as the regulations may require, in such form and containing such information as will enable a determination to be made of the price at which any crude oil was purchased or sold in the course of the transaction.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 26

Marginal note:Records

 Every person who acquires any crude oil in a province other than its province of production shall keep records and books of account at his place of business in Canada, or elsewhere in Canada as the regulations may require, in such form and containing such information as will enable a determination to be made of the price at which the crude oil was so acquired.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 27

Offences and Punishment

Marginal note:Offences respecting records and other documents

 A person who

  • (a) knowingly makes any false entry or statement in any record, book of account or other document required by this Part or any regulations thereunder to be kept, or

  • (b) knowingly destroys, mutilates or falsifies any record, book of account or other document required by this Part or any regulations thereunder to be kept

is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 28
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 17

Marginal note:Contravention of sections 26 to 29

  •  (1) Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of sections 26 to 29 is guilty of an offence and liable

    • (a) on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both; or

    • (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding one million dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to both.

  • Marginal note:Officers, etc., of corporation

    (2) Where a corporation commits an offence under this Part, any officer, director or agent of the corporation who directed, authorized, assented to, acquiesced in or participated in the commission of the offence is a party to and guilty of the offence and is liable on conviction to the punishment provided for the offence whether or not the corporation has been prosecuted or convicted.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 29
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 18

Marginal note:Offence by employee or agent

 In a prosecution for an offence under this Part, it is sufficient proof of the offence to show that it was committed by an employee or agent of the accused whether or not the employee or agent is identified or has been prosecuted for the offence, unless the accused establishes that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent and that he exercised all due diligence to prevent its commission.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 30

Marginal note:Continuing offence

 Where an offence under this Part is committed on more than one day, it shall be deemed to be a separate offence for each day on which the offence is committed or continued.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 31

Marginal note:Limitation period

 Any proceedings by way of summary conviction in respect of an offence under this Part may be instituted at any time within but not later than one year after the time when the subject-matter of the proceedings arose.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 32

Regulations

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) prescribing the records, books of account or other documents that are to be kept by any person who purchases or sells any crude oil or who enters into any transaction described in section 26 and the form and contents of the information to be maintained in those records, books of account and documents;

  • (b) prescribing the place in Canada where such records, books of account or other documents as are prescribed by the regulations are to be kept;

  • (c) respecting the determination of the value of crude oil in circumstances where no consideration, or no consideration in money, is given therefor; and

  • (d) providing for any matter or thing necessary to effect the purposes of this Part.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 33

PART IVDomestic Gas

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Part,

    consumption

    consumption means, in relation to gas, the action of using it as a fuel or energy source or consuming it in the manufacture of products of trade and commerce; (consommation)

    offshore area

    offshore area has the same meaning as in section 20; (zone extracôtière)

    prescribed price

    prescribed price means, in relation to any kind of gas, a price that is prescribed by regulation under this Part for that kind of gas; (prix imposé)

    price

    price means the value in money for a quantity of gas; (prix)

    producer-province

    producer-province means a province in which the quantities of gas ordinarily produced, extracted, recovered or manufactured in that province in a month are such that a significant quantity of that gas is normally available for use outside that province in each month; (province pétrolière)

    province of production

    province of production means, in relation to any quantity of gas, the producer-province in which it was produced, extracted, recovered or manufactured. (province d’origine)

  • Marginal note:Method of prescribing price

    (2) A regulation made by the Governor in Council that prescribes a price at which a kind of gas is to be sold on or for delivery may

    • (a) fix a price for that gas;

    • (b) designate the prescribed price for that gas to be all the prices that are within a range of prices set out in the regulation;

    • (c) designate the prescribed price for that gas to be all the prices that do not exceed a maximum price set out in the regulation;

    • (d) designate the prescribed price for that gas to be a price that is determinable by reference to criteria or published information identified by the regulation; or

    • (e) designate the prescribed price for that gas to be a price that is established or calculable under a contract for the sale of the gas referred to in the regulation and that is on file with the Board.

  • Marginal note:Effect of regulation prescribing price

    (3) A regulation referred to in subsection (2) may be conditional or unconditional, qualified or unqualified and may be general or restricted to a specific area, person, thing or kind or quantity of gas or to a group or class of persons, things, kinds or quantities.

  • Marginal note:References in regulations

    (4) A reference in a regulation made under paragraph (2)(d) to criteria or published information shall, unless the regulation provides otherwise, be deemed to be a reference to the criteria or published information, as it is updated or published from time to time.

  • Marginal note:Confidential contract price

    (5) A regulation made under paragraph (2)(e) need not specify the price that is established or calculable under a confidential contract between the parties thereto but need only identify the parties and the date of the contract.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 36
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (2nd Supp.), s. 1

Marginal note:Application of certain provisions

 Subsections 36(2) to (5) apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of any special or general order of the Board referred to in subsection 43(1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (2nd Supp.), s. 2

Application of Part

Marginal note:Application

 This Part applies to gas that

  • (a) enters into interprovincial or international trade; or

  • (b) is brought, sent or delivered to a province from the offshore area in which it is produced, extracted, recovered or manufactured.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 47, s. 48
  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 114, s. 22

Purpose of Part

Marginal note:Purpose

 The purpose of this Part is to provide legislative authority for measures that will, so far as may be practicable, enable the Government of Canada

  • (a) [Repealed, R.S., 1985, c. 31 (2nd Supp.), s. 3]

  • (b) to achieve a balance in Canada between the interests of consumers and producers in Canada;

  • (c) to protect consumers in Canada from instability of prices for gas and to preserve a reasonable balance between the prices of alternative fuels in Canada; and

  • (d) to encourage the discovery, development and production of a supply of gas adequate to the self-sufficiency of Canada.

  • R.S., 1985, c. E-6, s. 38
  • R.S., 1985, c. 31 (2nd Supp.), s. 3
 
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