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20
June
2017
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 knew we were breaking new ground and ...
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20
June
2017
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 significance. The idea for a national day to celebrate ...
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15
May
2017
Abandoned vehicles scattered on Highway 63 as their drivers fled Fort McMurray in May 2016. The cozy smells of coffee, melted butter, and maple syrup from a Mother’s Day breakfast still wafted through the air when Colin Woods got the ...
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01
May
2017
It’s hard for Chuck MacDonald to think about that day early last May. It brings back memories and feelings that he’d rather keep tucked away in a place where they can’t get out. But as the first anniversary of the Fort McMurray ...
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10
April
2017
Alberta’s energy resources—oil, natural gas, and coal—are in demand. Our biggest customer continues to be the United States, though markets in Alberta, across Canada, and in Asia and Europe are also thirsty for these ...
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14
February
2017
Leduc No. 1 well site on February 13, 1947. Credit: Provincial Archives of Alberta, Harry Pollard Collection P2733 On a Monday, 70 years ago, an oilfield crew struck black gold in a farm field south of Devon, Alberta. It was a happy ...
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30
January
2017
If you’re among the tens of thousands of Albertans who live near oil and gas development, you likely know that sometimes you need help getting to the bottom of things. What you may not know is who to call for that help. The Alberta Energy ...
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11
January
2017
The potential is massive, but the question is, can all of it be tapped? The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently published an independent assessment of what’s contained within the Duvernay Formation, a swath of rock beneath the ...
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28
November
2016
Hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is in the news a lot. But you may be surprised to learn that it’s not that new. Hydraulic fracturing—a technique to break up the rocks deep inside the Earth to ...
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