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Soggy Sites in Northeast Alberta

June was a wet month for many Albertans. Oil and gas sites in the upper-east part of the province were no exception.

June rainfall across Alberta was heavier than usual, leaving communities soaking wet and, in a few unfortunate cases, flooded in.

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Predicting the Future in an Unpredictable Present

The AER releases its annual Alberta Energy Outlook report amidst an uncertain backdrop

How can you take aim effectively at a constantly moving target when everything around you is shifting faster than you can say “unprecedented times?”

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Throwback Thursday: As Long as the Sun Shines, the Grass Grows, and the Rivers Flow

Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day and the anniversary of Treaty 8

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) acknowledges that its head office in Calgary, or Mohkinstsis in the Blackfoot language, is located in the traditional territory of the Blac

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One Act, Two Perspectives

The Natural Resources Transfer Act of 1930 meant different things to different communities

Imagine yourself in 1905, when the population for all of Alberta was 250 000, before skyscrapers, grain elevators and pumpjacks lined the landscape, and just as the pro

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Meet the New Neighbours

Solar energy companies are moving on to old oil and gas sites to save money and land

Think back to the last time you moved; did you enter your new home to find it spick and span or did the previous residents leave a mess behind? 

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Keeping Innovation Alive in Alberta

The Evergreen Centre is Alberta's innovation station for environmentally mindful energy development

Eleven years ago Doug Kulba, while working as a conservation and reclamation inspector with the Government of Alberta, had a thought: what if technology and innovation could be used to shrink the oil… Read more

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Oil Sands: What’s the Dirt?

Dipping into the three-layer dip of an oil sands mine

As the weather gets nicer, the sun shines a little hotter, and the country’s public health restrictions slowly begin to relax, one can’t help but have thoughts of barbecues and picnics—burgers,… Read more

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The Glory Days

Step back in time and experience Alberta during its first oil boom at the Turner Valley Gas Plant

Long before Fort McMurray, Turner Valley was the heart of Alberta’s energy development industry. Natural gas was discovered in Turner Valley in 1914, and the Turner Valley Gas Plant was built to… Read more

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Throwback Thursday: The Fate of East Coulee and the Atlas Coal Mine

Taking a look back at Alberta's coal boom in the badlands

During its peak years around 1930 and again later in the mid-1940s, the East Coulee coal mining town near Drumheller in Alberta’s Red Deer River Valley was home to over 3000 residents and dozens of… Read more

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Water Not Under the Bridge

AER lays Water Act charges against Tamarack Valley Energy

The news of COVID-19 may be keeping Albertans home, but the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) continues to hold companies accountable. On Monday, March 30, the AER laid charges against a Calgary-based… Read more

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