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Guilty plea lands Nexen $460 000 penalty for Long Lake pipeline spill
Nexen has been ordered to pay $460 000 as a result of a July 2015 spill from a pipeline associated with the company’s Long Lake oil sands facility.
Proposed methane reduction requirements open for public comment
The Alberta government today announced draft requirements to reduce methane emissions. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is inviting public feedback on these requirements starting April 24, 2018.The… Read more
Safety concerns prompt AER to deny company’s bid to drill sour wells
Simply put, if the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) believes a company can’t operate a well safely, we won’t grant it a licence. This week, the AER made good on that commitment by denying Bashaw Oil Cor… Read more
A new study led by an Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) seismologist sheds light on why the number and magnitude of earthquakes in the Fox Creek region of Alberta are on the rise. The Alberta Energy Reg… Read more
AER’s extensive seismic monitoring system confirms “ice quake” west of…
In the late evening on January 1, residents of the village of Alberta Beach, about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton, may have felt some shaking that wasn’t the result of a New Year’s Eve party gone long… Read more
The AER issues new regulatory requirements to weed out bad operators
Companies wanting to operate in Alberta’s oil and gas industry will find themselves being examined through a stronger lens before they’re given the green light to do business in the province. The Albe… Read more
A synergy group helps its fire department by funding an incident comma…
The Town of Cochrane recently unveiled its new incident management trailer, funded by the Cochrane Pipeline Operators Committee—a synergy group that includes the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER).