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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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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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