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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 electi

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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.

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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?

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It’s Better Together

AER staff team up with indigenous communities to conduct inspections

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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.

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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.

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Throwback Thursday: Isn’t That Appealing?

In the aftermath of the Redwater appeal, the AER recalls a time before the courts heard appeals of any sort

Justice Alexander MacGillivray

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A Sponge-Worthy Oil Spill

University-developed “super sponge” can sop up spilled oil for reuse later

Be it a pipeline, railcar, or tanker, the means of moving oil to market come with risks that a spill could happen.

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Using Less to Produce More

AER report includes data that shows less water being used in energy development

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Judgement Day

Supreme Court rules on AER and OWA appeal of Redwater decision

A long awaited decision has been made, and it is being met with praise from the province’s energy regulator.

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