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Who You Gonna Call?

Need information on energy development? The AER can help, so can some others

If you’re among the tens of thousands of Albertans who live near oil and gas development, you likely know that sometimes you need help getting to the bottom of things. What you may not know is who to… Read more

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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. There isn’t much that can lure people outdoors in this… Read more

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Caught on Tape

How industry keeps an eye on wildlife

If a bear sits in the woods, and no one is around to see it, did it actually happen? We see it all the time, people doing it all for “the ‘Gram.” Because if a picture isn’t posted to social media,… Read more

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Paying for the Spill

Journey Energy Inc. has been ordered to pay a fine for a 2017 pipeline spill

An Alberta court ruled on March 11 that Journey Energy Inc. is to pay $125,000 for a pipeline spill in 2017. Just before the Canada Day long weekend in 2017, two breakpoints on the Journey pipeline… Read more

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Throwback Thursday: A Night at the Energeum

It wasn’t the Royal Tyrrell Museum, but the regulator’s Energeum used exhibits and displays to tell Alberta’s oil and gas story

Perhaps you remember the little museum the regulator used to run. You know, the Energeum? Simone Marler sure does.

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Man-Made Lakes Mean Real Benefits

Industry uses compensation lakes to create homes for displaced fish

When we hear the word "compensation," we often think about money. But all Mike Hunka, a biologist at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), thinks about are walleye, grayling, and trout. In other words… Read more

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You Got Questions? We Got Answers!

AER EnerFAQs respond to queries on energy resource development and how it’s regulated

If you don’t work in the industry, steering through the complexities of oil and gas development can be like using a GPS device in another language as you drive through the twisty streets of a foreign… Read more

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Keeping the Lightbulb Lit

The AER helps industry introduce bright ideas while ensuring that they’re safe

When a company has a lightbulb moment, the last thing you want is someone to hit the off switch. Innovation within the energy industry is constant, and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) understands… Read more

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Well, What’s the Difference?

Orphaned, abandoned, reclaimed: understanding how wells are classed

Wells have been on the tip of many Albertans’ tongues as of late. That’s because Alberta has a lot of them—over a century of oil and gas development in the province has given us hundreds of thousands… Read more

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Just One More Slice

Petrologists peer into slivers of rock seeking good fortune

Some people read gemstones in pursuit of personal clarity: emeralds, for example, are said to help foretell the future. For a few scientists in Alberta’s oil and gas sector, however, sedimentary… Read more

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