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Doing What it Takes to Keep Wildlife Safe

Spill-response co-op pulls out all the stops when tackling an oil release

If you’ve ever driven past a car dealership, you might recognize this distinct silhouette: an air-filled tube with tentacle hair and run-amok limbs, dancing by the side of the road while air courses… Read more

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Throwback Thursday: Close Watch

The Alberta Energy Regulator throws back to the earliest days of field inspection

From the moment of the ERCB’s launch in 1938, inspectors checked well metres and gauges to make sure industry production complied with the ERCB’s rules against wasteful practices. In no time at all,… Read more

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Watching for Mountainous Movements

AGS monitors mountain 116 years after deadly rockslide

The Tortoise and the Hare, a fable of slow and steady work, is something the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) can relate to when it comes to Turtle Mountain—a mountain in Alberta's Crowsnest Pass that… Read more

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The Language of Chaos

The Incident Command System uses a special language. Do you know what it means?

Editor's Note: Emergency Preparedness Week happens the first full week in May across Canada.

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Our Election Vacay

Resource takes a break as Albertans go to the polls

As one of the Government of Alberta’s many agencies, boards, and commissions, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is limiting communications during the provincial election period, which includes this… Read more

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The Data Deep-Dive

The AER launches a report that gets to the heart of Alberta’s geological plays

When it comes to data, our reserves are deep—but the earth’s oil and gas reserves are even deeper. To help Albertans get a glimpse at what’s going on under the surface, the Alberta Energy Regulator (… Read more

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Riddle Me This: How is Natural Gas Like Dipping Sauce?

Like dipping sauce, natural gas can be sweet or sour—but the latter can be tough to swallow (and smell)

I have sweet friends, but I’m nothing like them. I stink, but you can’t always smell me. I can be used in life-giving fertilizers, but I’m a killer. What am I? Answer: I’m sour gas, a natural gas… Read more

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It’s Better Together

AER staff team up with indigenous communities to conduct inspections

The notion that “teamwork makes the dream work” is often instilled in us when we’re children. However, sometimes things shift as we mature. Some start flying solo, which becomes a preferred method of… Read more

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The Snow Must Go On

Polar vortex or not, AER field inspectors brave the elements to ensure things are running as they should

The temperature gauge on the dashboard reads 34 degrees below zero as our truck winds through quiet Gratton Coulee near Wainwright, Alberta. There isn’t much that can lure people outdoors in this… Read more

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Freeing Up the Pipeline Freeway

New technology could save Alberta’s oil sands industry both money and time

Energy companies in Alberta face no shortage of challenges when it comes to moving oil and gas. One of them is the shipping of the thick, molasses-like resource known as bitumen out of our landlocked… Read more

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