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Art of the Agreement

AER can investigate if companies fail to honour registered public surface agreements

Before they can turn a drill bit or drive a shovel into the ground, oil and gas companies need permission to use private land.

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Experiencing Alberta’s Oily Underbelly

A tour through the oil sands reveals that Alberta’s black core is mining gold

While energy extraction occurs all over Alberta, our oil and gas industry’s heartland is within our province’s thick, boreal forests.

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REEs Rock, but Not Ready to Roll

Alberta may be a producer of rare earth elements one day

Rare earth elements (REEs) have been part of our planet since the beginning.

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AER Well Positioned to Meet Budget

The AER gives budget and restructuring updates, names interim executives

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said that fiscal-restraint efforts have put it in a good position to meet the spending and staffing levels set out in the Alberta gov

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Braiding Environmental Knowledge and Technology

New program allows Piikani Nation to carry out community-based environmental monitoring

The Alberta Energy Regulator has partnered with Piikani Nation and the University of Lethbridge to create the Braiding Environmental Knowledge program, which aims to in

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Throwback Thursday: Queen of Canadian Rock

Canada’s first female geologist to work in the field was a true rock star

Editor's Note: October is Women’s History Month in Canada. Since 1992, Canadians have been celebrating the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canada’s history.

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Seismology Matters

A new AER video explains the link between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes

If an earthquake happens, but no one can feel it, did it really happen?

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AER Board Responds to ICORE Investigations

AER releases public statement in response to ICORE investigation reports

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) interim board of directors has responded to investigation reports into the AER’s involvement with the International Centre of Reg

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Finding Room to Give

From United Way campaigns to river cleanups, AER employees roll up their sleeves

When a young Holly James walked downstairs in her 1970s childhood home in Wainwright, Alberta, she wasn’t surprised to see her mother had prepared beds for two teenage girls she’d never met before.

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The Father of Oil Sands Extraction

Dr. Karl Clark’s patent proved vital to Alberta’s energy future

The year was 1929, and as the world entered the Great Depression, a chemist from Ontario was busy pursuing a patent for a game-changing oil sands technology. Although Dr. Karl Clark merely suspected… Read more

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