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27
June
2017

And That’s the Year That Was

Five Things About the AER’s 2016/17 Annual Report

Like many corporate entities, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) gives a yearly account of its activities. Today we did just that, releasing our 2016/17 annual report. Through stories, videos, ...
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20
June
2017

Taking on the World

AER CEO says fledgling training institute “built by regulators for regulators”

It was 2013 and Jim Ellis was trying to stand up a new organization responsible for regulating some of the world’s largest oil and gas resources. It seemed that each day brought a new ...
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20
June
2017

Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

This June 21 marks the 25th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day

Blackfoot elder Dr. Reg Crow Shoe meets with AER staff The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and for many indigenous people in Canada, it is an important day of cultural ...
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12
June
2017

Keeping it Simple

Finding efficiencies in the system helps the AER deliver better regulatory solutions

If you’ve visited a home improvement store recently, you know there are a lot of high-efficiency products out there—washers and dryers, furnaces, water heaters, and even light ...
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12
June
2017

Moving it out of the Courtroom

Lexin agrees to cooperate with receivership, director pays $175 000

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) efforts to resolve legal challenges with Lexin Resources Ltd. have led to the company agreeing to voluntarily include four related corporate entities in a previously ...
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12
June
2017

Coal Mining Company Penalized

Prairie Mines pleads guilty to Obed Mine spill charges

The coal mining company responsible for contaminating a northern Alberta river system has received one of the largest penalties for a single release in Alberta history under the Environmental ...
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06
June
2017

For the Birds’ Sake

Oil sands committee helping to keep birds safe

While you’re likely familiar with the phrase “birds of a feather flock together,” you’ve probably never thought about it in terms of the energy industry, governments, and the ...
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06
June
2017

Bringing Home The Gold

AER’s Resource site recognized for communications excellence

Alberta’s NHL teams may not hoist the Stanley Cup this year, but the province isn’t being shutout elsewhere. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently won the Canadian Public ...
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31
May
2017

X Marks the Spot for a Well

Five things to know about where companies drill for oil and gas

Road trip season is upon us, which means you’ll likely be hitting the road this summer with your windows down and the radio up! If you’re driving in Alberta, you can’t help but ...
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31
May
2017

Every Drop Counts

AER launches industry water-use report to drive performance

You may be surprised to learn that the energy industry used just over two per cent of all water that was allocated across all industries in Alberta last year. Nonetheless, when it comes to water, ...
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