Dr. George Govier was an architect of energy regulation in Alberta
The Government of Alberta had had enough. In July 1938—as oil companies in the Turner Valley area of Alberta systematically flared off what then was considered worthless natural gas at alarming rates… Read more
Artist tells the story of oil and gas development through embroidery
Most of us know at least some of the story of oil and gas development, and how vital it has become to our existence.
Inspecting road crossings help protect fish and their ecosystems
On the surface, it’s not always obvious how things are linked together, and solving a problem often requires looking deeper into possible connections. When it comes to assessing environmental impacts… Read more
Guilty plea lands Nexen $460 000 penalty for Long Lake pipeline spill
Nexen has been ordered to pay $460 000 as a result of a July 2015 spill from a pipeline associated with the company’s Long Lake oil sands facility.
Keely Cameron explains why taking the Redwater Energy case to the supreme court matters
In May 2016, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta decided against the AER and the Orphan Well Association (OWA) in a case that has had widespread implications on our energy industry.
Eighty years ago this week, Alberta’s first energy regulator opened its doors
Editor’s note: This story was first published January 22, 2017, and has been updated to reflect the 80th anniversary of energy regulation in Alberta.
AER annual report recaps the last year with stories, images, and videos.
Life is so busy that our days often feel like a blur of meetings and deadlines. How often are we given the opportunity to look back on our hard work—celebrate the successes and reflect on the not-so-… Read more
The AER, First Nations elders share their journey of understanding
Canada has been inhabited for more than 40 000 years by indigenous peoples, which includes First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. Canada’s indigenous peoples share many similarities but have… Read more
After a soggy start, the AER is going strong five years on
In June 2013, energy regulation was about to experience a marked change.