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The Regulator, Then and Now

Eighty years ago this week, Alberta’s first energy regulator opened it…

Editor’s note: This story was first published January 22, 2017, and has been updated to reflect the 80th anniversary of energy regulation in Alberta.

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Taking a Look Back

AER annual report recaps the last year with stories, images, and video…

Life is so busy that our days often feel like a blur of meetings and deadlines. How often are we given the opportunity to look back on our hard work—celebrate the successes and reflect on the not-so-s… Read more

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Happy Birthday to Us!

After a soggy start, the AER is going strong five years on

In June 2013, energy regulation was about to experience a marked change.

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Tell Us, What Floats Your Boat?

Readership survey will help us craft stories that mean the most to you

Hi there! Thank you for tuning into Resource. We want to know what you think about the site so that we can bring you more of the stories that you like. To figure that out, we’re hoping you’ll take a f… Read more

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Tuning in to Tailings

Video gives the goods on oil sands tailings and how they’re regulated

There are thousands of mines around the world producing everything from coal and nickel to diamonds—and they all produce tailings.

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How is the Alberta Energy Regulator Funded?

If we asked you where the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) receives its funding from, chances are you would say the government (i.e., Alberta taxpayers). It’s a common response, but is it true? Take our… Read more

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Hearings Amplified

One family-run business has been equipping AER hearings for nearly 40…

Bert Van Mechelen listens carefully to the woman speaking quietly into the microphone at an Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) hearing, not for the details of her testimony, but to make sure everyone in t… Read more

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Express Yourself!

Have concerns or complaints about an oil and gas development? There’s…

Imagine you’re a landowner and you receive a notice from an oil and gas company telling you they would like to drill a sour gas well on your property. You’d likely have questions and maybe concerns ab… Read more

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An Energy Industry’s Space Odyssey

Oil and gas companies are using satellite technology for monitoring op…

Space may be the final frontier, but one need not board the starship Enterprise to see the benefits of orbiting the earth. Satellites are being used by the oil and gas industry to understand what’s go… Read more

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Breaking Up Ain’t Hard to Do

The spring thaw puts a freeze on much of Alberta’s drilling activity

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but in the oil patch, spring brings drilling activity to a near standstill in much of Alberta, in what is known as “spring breakup.” It may seem counter-… Read more

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