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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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Shaking Things Up In Fox Creek

A new seismic monitoring station in Fox Creek helps experts monitor earthquakes more closely.

Just the thought of an earthquake leaves many Albertans quivering in their boots.

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The Power of Water

Waterjet technology helps make well abandonments quicker, cheaper

Saving time? Yep. Saving money? Of course. Reducing the environmental impact? Absolutely.

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Part 2: Braced For a Fight

How Turner Valley gas flaring ushered in an era of regulation

Below is an excerpt from Steward, a book published by the AER’s predecessor, the En

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Part 1: “Red Glare in the Skies”

How Turner Valley gas flaring ushered in an era of regulation

Once upon a time, in the first part of the 20th century around a southern Alberta town, an industry was born.

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