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And the Survey Says …

The results are in on the AER’s 2017 public opinion research

We know it matters what people think. On a daily basis, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) staff are in contact with people who call Alberta home: landowners, municipalities, industry, indigenous peoples… Read more

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Building Tomorrow Together

AER looks to strengthen relationships with indigenous communities

As a country, we’re gaining a greater understanding of the challenges our indigenous communities face. We can’t take back the past, but our journey towards truth and reconciliation calls on us to… Read more

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A Virtual Visit to Subterranean Alberta

AGS showcases Alberta’s geology in Minecraft series

Sometimes, our best ideas come from the unlikeliest of places. For Kelsey MacCormack, director of mapping and modelling at the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), a branch of the Alberta Energy… Read more

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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 you enjoy… Read more

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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. “This is an exercise. Do you understand this is only an exercise?” The words were… Read more

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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 trickled… Read more

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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 ran… Read more

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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 is… Read more

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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… Read more

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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 July… Read more

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