Petro-Canada Sells Gas Plants to Blaze Energy

On January 15, 2007 Petro-Canada sold its interest in the Brazeau gas plant and associated gas reserves, and its interest in the West Pembina facility and associated gas reserves, to Blaze Energy Ltd., a private company based in Calgary. The purchase price was undisclosed. Blaze will assume operatorship of the Brazeau facility, and many of the Petro-Canada employees affected by the sale were provided employment by Blaze and will continue to work at the Brazeau plant site.

Blaze was represented by a team from Parlee McLaws LLP led by Nancy Penner, which included Tom Ryder (tax); Dale Spackman, Q.C. (financing); George Wowk (privacy); and William Mouris (pensions).

Petro-Canada was represented by Andrew Hyslop, senior counsel, and Cindy Roberts, senior counsel, and by a team from Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP led by Miles Pittman, which included Jehad Haymour (tax); Mary Picard (pensions); Bill Jenkins (securities); Barry Zalmanowitz, Q.C. (competition); Fausto Franceschi and Michael Ford (employment); Dana Bissoondatt (privacy); and Carolyn Wilton, Trevor McLeod, Geoff Macleod, George Antonopoulos and Michael Kariya (oil and gas).


Michael D.A. Ford Mary M. Picard Fausto Franceschi Carolyn Milne Dana M. Bissoondatt Jehad Haymour William K. Jenkins George Antonopoulos George A. Wowk Dale R. Spackman Geoffrey L. Macleod Michael Kariya Miles F. Pittman Barry Zalmanowitz Nancy M. Penner


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