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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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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,… Read more

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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 challenge. “I… Read more

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Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, and for many indigenous people in Canada, it is an important day of cultural significance. The idea for a national day to celebrate indigenous… Read more

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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 bulbs—that promise to… Read more

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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… Read more

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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… Read more

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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 AER working together to… Read more

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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 Relations Society’s (… Read more

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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 notice the plethora of… Read more

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