Resource is brought to you by the Alberta Energy Regulator.

All Stories

Category icon

Bitumen Production Rises in 2015

Despite the significant weakness in oil prices, crude bitumen production in Alberta rose in 2015. Last year, bitumen—extra heavy oil found in the oil sands region—accounted for 83 per cent of Alberta… Read more

Category icon

Incident Command On Wheels

When a large pipeline has a spill or major well blowout strikes, Alberta needs on-the-go response tools. The AER’s mobile incident command (MIC) trailer is one of the tools we use to ensure energy… Read more

Category icon

Coming Together to Go Further

When the world comes a-knocking for regulator expertise, the AER opens the door

When energy regulation began in Alberta almost 80 years ago, it had no environmental specialists, hearing commissioners, or engagement experts—they came much later as the organization adapted and… Read more

Category icon

Delivering the Facts, Plain and Simple

Resource website the source for AER news

The business of keeping Alberta’s energy industry on the straight and narrow can be a complex one. To wade through the complexities, the AER employs engineers, geoscientists, lawyers, environmental… Read more

Category icon

Dispatches from the Fort McMurray wildfires

The AER is accustomed to responding to emergencies such as well blowouts and pipeline spills. But sometimes we’re called upon to intervene during natural disasters, as was the case with the recent… Read more

Category icon

A sneak peek into our world

Five things to know about the AER’s 2015/16 Annual Report

Annual reports—almost every organization produces one. They generally contain the same information: what’s happened over the last 12 months, what’s the plan for the next 12 months, and how the… Read more

Category icon

It’s Not Safety Be Dammed

An AER program protects the environment from dam failures

When you’re tasked with protecting dams related to oil and gas development, the last thing you want to do is hold back, especially when you’re trying to hold everything back. So when the Auditor… Read more

Category icon

Leader of the Pack

Rondine Cabot’s story represents one of the 11,216 inspec­tions the AER conducted in fiscal 2015-16. AER staff wield significant power when it comes to ensuring Alberta’s energy industry follows the… Read more

Category icon

Shining a Light on Industry and the AER

Regulating an industry is about more than having tough rules in place; it’s also about communicating how those rules are being enforced. The AER’s compliance dashboard aims to do just that. Created… Read more

Sign up for our weekly stories!