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14
August
2017

A Virtual Visit to Subterranean Alberta

AGS showcases Alberta’s geology in Minecraft series

AGS geomodeller Elwyn Galloway and summer student Tyler MacCormack pose with a 3D printed Minecraft model. Sometimes, our best ideas come from the unlikeliest of places. For Kelsey
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08
August
2017

Gas Up for Summertime

Natural gas liquids are your secret summer companions

‘Tis the season for everything grilled—your steak, your veggies, and maybe even your skin if you forgot that SPF. With the exception of your sunburn, none of the grilling goodness that
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31
July
2017

Practise makes perfect

Emergency response exercises make sure energy responders are ready for anything

AER requires energy operators to practise responding to emergencies so that when an incident happens, they’re ready.
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24
July
2017

Burgers, Booths, and Banter

Synergy group barbecue lets industry, residents share ideas and find solutions

For the residents of one Alberta town, the mouth-watering aroma of meat on the grill and baked beans enticed many to escape the hot spring weather. On this blazing June day, nearly 80 people
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17
July
2017

Don’t Go with the Flow

AER report shows how the energy industry uses water

You turn the tap on to cook a pot of spaghetti or run a hot shower, often without thinking about the amount of water you’ve just used. But if you tracked how much water you used every time you
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10
July
2017

Why Did the Fish Cross the Road?

How the AER is helping to protect fish species in Alberta’s foothills

Warm summer days bring smiles to the faces of fishermen eager to cast their flies and lures into Alberta’s many waterways. However, some fish species are being threatened because their habitat
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07
July
2017

Here’s Our Number, So Call Us Maybe

Call our 24-hour response line to report an oil and gas incident or emergency

We know to call 911 in case of an emergency, to stop, drop, and roll in a fire, and to secure our own oxygen mask on an airplane before helping others. But what happens in an oil and gas incident or
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06
July
2017

Nexen Charged for Massive Spill

AER brings charges against Nexen for 2015 pipeline release

Charges have been laid against Nexen for one of Alberta’s largest pipeline spills, which released 5000 cubic metres of crude oil and produced water at its Long Lake site near Fort McMurray in
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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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