Category: Safety & Enforcement

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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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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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