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Introducing AER.ca 2.0

The AER unveils a new website that you may actually enjoy using

These days, if you have a question, an answer is almost always one Google search away. If you’re curious about energy development in Alberta, it’s no different—that’s why many people turn to the… Read more

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Be Smart, Be Prepared

Emergency Preparedness Week an opportunity for Canadians to be ready

Scouts around the world live by the motto “Be Prepared.” This week, Canadians are being encouraged to tear a page from the Scout handbook and be prepared to protect themselves in case of an emergency.

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Express Yourself!

Have concerns or complaints about an oil and gas development? There’s a process for that

Imagine you’re a landowner and you receive a notice from an oil and gas company telling you they would like to drill a sour gas well on your property. You’d likely have questions and maybe concerns… Read more

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Snow Melt Puts Industry on High Alert

As snow melts and water levels rise, Alberta’s oil and gas operators take extra precautions

The Alberta Emergency Alert home page is currently lit up by numerous high-water-level and flood alerts issued for areas in southern and central Alberta. Some alerts include mandatory evacuation… Read more

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Waste Not, Want Not

Spraying drilling waste on fields puts dirt back to the earth from which it came

When an oil company proposed spraying drilling waste on Jeff Fluney’s fields, his response was an understandable “no.” But when the company came knocking again the next year, he had a change of heart… Read more

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Alberta Wants to Hear From You

Proposed methane reduction requirements open for public comment

The Alberta government today announced draft requirements to reduce methane emissions. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is inviting public feedback on these requirements starting April 24, 2018.The… Read more

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Protecting the Planet We Call Home

Forty-eight years on, Earth Day is alive and well

At a time when the Beatles’ breakup and Vietnam War protests dominated headlines, the environment was scarcely in the conversation for most people, apart from the tired slogan: “Don’t be a Litterbug… Read more

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An Energy Industry’s Space Odyssey

Oil and gas companies are using satellite technology for monitoring operations

Space may be the final frontier, but one need not board the starship Enterprise to see the benefits of orbiting the earth. Satellites are being used by the oil and gas industry to understand what’s… Read more

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Breaking Up Ain’t Hard to Do

The spring thaw puts a freeze on much of Alberta’s drilling activity

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but in the oil patch, spring brings drilling activity to a near standstill in much of Alberta, in what is known as “spring breakup.” It may seem counter… Read more

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When a Setback is a Good Thing

In oil and gas development, setbacks help to keep the public safe

When we think of setbacks, the first thing that comes to mind is a failure or reversal of fortune (e.g., “We suffered a serious setback that will delay the project for months.”). But in the energy… Read more

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