Category: Safety & Enforcement

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09
May
2017
Sometimes it’s a dirty job. Last fall, the AER and Alberta Health kicked off a study to discover what substances are present during the “flowback” phase of hydraulic fracturing operations and whether they pose a risk to human ...
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09
May
2017
Jim Ellis doesn’t mince his words about orphan wells in Alberta. In a Calgary Herald article, the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) president and CEO wouldn’t speculate what will happen next, but says there “have to ...
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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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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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13
March
2017
Alberta’s energy industry spans the province; unsurprisingly, keeping Alberta’s energy facilities safe is a big job—and a vital one. Dennis Naas, manager of AER corporate security In January, RCMP responded to a ...
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01
March
2017
When the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Bonnyville field centre’s manager says “it’s gangbusters up here” on a routine call, you pay attention. Especially when it’s during one of Alberta’s longest, ...
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01
March
2017
I’m from corporate. I work in the shiny head office in the shiny city of Calgary. But for three days, I traded in the business attire for the grey coveralls worn by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) inspectors; instead of ...
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