Category: Environment

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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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18
April
2017
Making the invisible visible doesn’t take superpowers. It takes the right technology. AER staff testing air quality with the infrared spectrometer. The AER uses an air-quality measuring device known as an infrared spectrometer to ...
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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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27
March
2017
AER biologists ensure Alberta’s entire biodiversity is considered in energy development. This work includes advising AER decision-makers on project applications. Our biologists also ensure industry have plans to minimize potential impacts ...
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20
March
2017
Albertans began prospecting for “black gold” more than a century ago. Years and years of drilling for oil and natural gas has resulted in more than just wealth for the province—it’s resulted in hundreds of thousands of wells ...
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23
January
2017
If you were to look at a cross section of the subsurface geology, it might resemble a multi-layered cake. But instead of icing and chocolate, you’d find mudstone, silt, and sand layers—sand layers that may be infused with water, gas, and ...
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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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05
December
2016
Sporting grey coveralls and a hard hat, Mike Brown has traded in his paper-pushing desk job for the cold and unknown. This is one of many days (and nights) that he and other Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) staff will be at newly drilled wells to ...
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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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