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Just Like Oil and Water

CanmetENERGY lab studies bitumen’s effects in marine environments

When it comes to energy development, it’s no secret that pipelines—and the products they transport—are a hot topic. Of particular interest are the effects of diluted bitumen in water, and how quickly… Read more

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Hope Springs Eternal

Landowner, company, and AER find solution to rejuvenate much-loved spring

When you visit Marlene Peacock’s home—a rural retreat hidden away from civilization near Rimbey, Alberta—you never want to leave. The property, which was purchased by Peacock’s father in 1982, is… Read more

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Talk About Your Oil Booms

Long before fracking, “Nitro Charlie” took an unconventional approach to get the oil flowing

Safety is a priority for workers in the oil patch, but how do you stay safe when your job is to blow up oil wells?

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Clearing a Path to Competitiveness

The AER seeks ways to make the regulatory system more agile

Since being created in 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has focussed on doing things better: better processes that make our system stronger; better requirements that keep pace with innovati

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Lodgepole: the Blowout that Changed the Safety Landscape

How one tragic disaster ushered in a new era of sour gas regulations

If you were living in Alberta in 1982, chances are you remember the October day when massive flames and gas erupted from a well just southwest of Edmontonit washe worst sour gas blowout in Alberta’s… Read more

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Paint the Town Pink

A pump jack has been painted pink for breast cancer awareness

Fall colours are celebrated all over Alberta—the oranges, yellows, and pinks. Yes, pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and one town in northern Alberta has added pink to its fall colour… Read more

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There May be an App for That

The AER’s first ever “hackathon” shows how collaboration can lead to innovation

If two heads are better than one, what happens when a few dozen noggins bang together to resolve challenges? As the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) discovered recently, the answer is possible… Read more

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For the Birds’ Sake

Oil sands committee helping to keep birds safe

While you’re likely familiar with the phrase birds of a feather flock together, you’ve probably never thought about it in terms of the energy industry, governments, and the AER working together to… Read more

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Keeping an Eye on Emissions

Five things to know about this year’s flaring and venting report

Every year, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) publishes facts and figures about who is flaring and venting gas in the prov

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Eye in the Sky

How the AER is using drones to inspect oil and gas sites

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. Nope, it’s a drone. Aerial monitoring technology has changed the way the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) monitors oil and gas facilities for the better. It saves thousands… Read more

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