The Fort McKay First Nation Seeks Permission to Appeal the Dover Commercial Project Approval

The Fort McKay First Nation Seeks Permission to Appeal the Dover Commercial 
Project Approval 
CALGARY, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Athabasca Oil Corporation (TSX: ATH) (Athabasca 
or AOC) reports the Fort McKay First Nation seeks permission to appeal the 
Dover Commercial Project approval. 
As previously reported, on August 6, 2013 the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) 
approved the Dover Commercial Project noting that "the Project represents an 
economic opportunity, not only for Dover but also for Alberta, and will have a 
positive impact on the Province's economy". 
The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) has filed a notice seeking permission from 
the Court of Appeal of Alberta to appeal the AER's decision. Athabasca expects 
that submissions relating to this application will be pursued over the next 
two months, subject to the Court's calendar. 
The Dover Commercial Project, which is operated by Brion Energy Corporation, 
is a joint venture between Athabasca and Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited 
"We are not surprised by FMFN's decision to seek permission to appeal the 
Alberta Energy Regulator decision. This is a right they have under Alberta's 
Responsible Energy Development Act. The Alberta Energy Regulator decision was 
made after a public hearing where all parties' arguments were carefully 
considered resulting in a favourable decision," said Sveinung Svarte, AOC's 
president and chief executive officer. Notwithstanding the application for 
leave to appeal, we expect that the final approval process will continue to 
progress, including receipt of Order in Council and approval from Alberta 
About Athabasca Oil Corporation 
Athabasca Oil Corporation is a dynamic, Canadian energy company with a diverse 
portfolio of thermal and light oil assets. Situated in Alberta's Western 
Canadian Sedimentary Basin, the Company has amassed a significant land base of 
extensive, high quality resources. With 10.6 billion barrels of bitumen 
resources (contingent resources, best estimate) and growing light oil 
production, Athabasca is positioned to become a major oil producer. 
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SOURCE  Athabasca Oil Corporation 
Media and Financial Community  Andre De Leebeeck Vice President, 
Investor Relations and External Communications 1-403-817-8048 
Financial Community Tracy Robinson Manager, Investor Relations 
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