Lonely Oak

Lonely Oak

Thursday, April 5, 2012

NEB Landowner "Satisfaction" Research

The National Energy Board (NEB) has released a report of its 2011 Landowner Survey, conducted by Ipsos Reid.  1,200 landowners were surveyed, out of 32,114 identified by records provided by NEB-regulated companies.  In the Key Findings section of the report, Ipsos Reid begins with the following peculiar result: "We find that 71% of landowners mention a company other than the one indicated in the sample records we received, suggesting that many landowners may not know who the correct company is."  For instance, 35% of Kinder Morgan landowners mentioned TransCanada as their company.

4% of respondents said they did not know where the pipeline was located on their property.  22% of respondents do not know whether the limit of their right of way is. 

It does not appear that any questions were asked about pipeline abandonment issues.