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Keith Byblow

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Recent representative matters include acting as lead counsel to:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada for C$4.5-billion

  • Energy Capital Partners on its acquisition of the Canadian fossil-fuel-based electricity generation portfolio from Canadian Utilities Ltd. for C$835-million

  • Algonquin Power and Utilities on its acquisition of the New Brunswick natural-gas distribution business from Enbridge for C$331-million

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its acquisition of an additional five per cent interest in the Syncrude joint venture from Mocal for C$920-million

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on its acquisition of Murphy Oil Company's interest in the Syncrude oil sands joint venture for C$937-million

  • A consortium of Canadian private equity investors on their bid to acquire AltaLink, as owner and operator of the majority of Alberta's electricity transmission system, from SNC-Lavalin

  • A Canadian-based exploration and production company with respect to the acquisition of concessions in Egypt, together with associated arrangements with co-owners and governmental approvals of assignments and renewals  

Project Development/Investment and Co-Ownership

  • Pacific Traverse Energy on its proposed 1.25-million tonne per year LPG export project in Kitimat, B.C., to include the development of a new railyard and LNG pipeline to support the new terminal

  • A midstream infrastructure company on the co-development and co-ownership of the proposed C$1.3-billion Key Access Pipeline System, a natural gas liquids and condensate pipeline system to transport Montney and Duvernay production in northwestern Alberta to Fort Saskatchewan

  • Ceres Global Ag Corp. on its joint venture with Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. to develop a hydrocarbon rail terminal at Ceres’ existing Northgate, Saskatchewan, rail facility to facilitate the transloading of hydrocarbon products for movement between the U.S. and Canada

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on its partnership with Sawridge First Nation on the co-development and co-ownership of the 48-megawatt Buffalo Atlee wind-farm project

  • Capstone Infrastructure Corporation on its joint venture arrangements with Terrapin Geothermic Inc. for the partnered development of industrial heat to electricity conversion projects, including an 8 MW waste-heat-to-power project at a natural-gas compressor station

  • Fengate Real Asset Investments on its C$100-million strategic co-development partnership with Greengate Power Corporation to pursue the acquisition and development of renewable and clean energy projects in Alberta 

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. on its joint venture with Keyera Corp. to build Base Line Terminal, a crude oil storage terminal located at Keyera's Alberta Enviro Fuels facility in Sherwood Park, Alberta, together with associated arrangements, including numerous long-term storage agreements, land use and access agreements, various interconnection agreements, and EPC agreements

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. on its joint venture with a major exploration and production company to build and operate a rail-loading facility for approximately 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil, located south of the existing Kinder Morgan Edmonton terminal in Sherwood Park, Alberta, together with associated arrangements, including long-term take-or-pay anchor tenant agreements, various interconnection agreements, and contract operating and service agreements

  • A consortium of major exploration and production companies on their collective engagement of services to provide for emergency response planning and preparedness to comply with legislative and policy directives targeting the transportation of crude by rail

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. on its joint venture with Keyera Corp. to build Alberta Crude Terminal, a rail-loading facility for approximately 40,000 barrels per day of crude oil, located in Edmonton, Alberta, together with associated arrangements including long-term take-or-pay anchor tenant agreements, various interconnection agreements, and contract operating and service agreements

  • BluEarth Renewables Inc. on long-term, structured electricity off-take arrangements with a consortium of Alberta school districts in support of the financing and development of its Bull Creek wind-power generation facility in Provost, Alberta, together with associated arrangements, including agency and designated self-retailer services

  • ENMAX Corporation on commercial matters relating to the development of its Shepard Energy Centre, an 800 MW natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle, electricity generation facility in Calgary, Alberta

Awards & Recognition

Keith is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional))

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Energy: Oil & Gas)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Energy (Oil & Gas)

Professional Activities
Keith is a member of the Calgary Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Energy Law Foundation and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Education
Admitted to the Alberta Bar - 2005
J.D., University of Calgary - 2004
B.Mus. (Hon.), St. Francis Xavier University - 1998
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