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16
October
2017
The environment is a hot topic (and that’s not just a global warming pun). Canadians care deeply about how oil and gas development will affect the environment and their safety, and rightly so. However, what many don’t know is that
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10
October
2017
  The 411 on pipelines The AER recently released a pipeline performance report to highlight company pipeline performance statistics to ensure that companies are being held accountable for their actions in the case of an incident, and to
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05
September
2017
Jodie Fedorak has lost track of the number of oil and gas sites she’s visited in her five years as a field inspector with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). From one corner of the province to another, she’s travelled for countless hours
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31
July
2017
AER requires energy operators to practise responding to emergencies so that when an incident happens, they’re ready.
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07
July
2017
We know to call 911 in case of an emergency, to stop, drop, and roll in a fire, and to secure our own oxygen mask on an airplane before helping others. But what happens in an oil and gas incident or emergency? That’s where the Alberta
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06
July
2017
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 2015. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
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12
June
2017
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 ordered receivership process. Including these
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12
June
2017
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 Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA). Prairie Mines
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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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