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06
March
2017
Carol Crowfoot, vice president of Regulatory Development & Economics, plots out her economic predictions.     Fast Facts Alberta is Canada’s largest producer of natural gas and oil. Alberta produced 67 per ...
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23
January
2017
For many, the start of a new year encourages us to reminisce about the ones gone by. But for the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), with nearly eight decades of history, this task is easier said than done. Though a lifetime to some, to the AER, ...
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16
January
2017
Oil sands development conjures images of giant trucks and shovels toiling in massive, open-pit mines. The fact is, over half of the production from Alberta’s oil sands occurs through in situ development, where wells are drilled to extract an ...
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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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11
January
2017
Typically, it’s the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) job to grade others’ work against regulatory expectations and standards. But tables turned this week, as the AER’s president and CEO Jim Ellis received top marks ...
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12
December
2016
When you hear the word “propane,” do you envision the tanks sitting beside your barbecue, or does the term natural gas liquids (NGLs) come to mind? It’s a question worth asking. The truth is, few people outside of the oil and ...
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12
December
2016
Weak oil prices are translating into fewer wells being drilled and placed on production in Alberta. However, the percentage of horizontal wells is on the rise. The number of crude oil wells (also known as conventional oil wells) placed on ...
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28
November
2016
Seems simple enough—the price of oil, that is. It’s $47.60 per barrel, or $51.98 per barrel, or whatever it happens to be on any given day. It’s often expressed by West Texas Intermediate (WTI) or Brent Blend, whatever those ...
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14
November
2016
Natural gas is a very handy hydrocarbon. It heats homes and warms dinners, it fires barbeques and power plants; it even fuels some vehicles and industrial operations. The problem is, given its nature—i.e. it’s a gas—it can’t ...
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