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Gearing Down to Green Up

AER initiative makes fleet vehicles easier on the environment and the wallet

Average monthly CO2 emissions per vehicle have fallen by 20 per cent since 2014. Kermit the Frog was right: it’s not easy being green. That’s especially true when it comes to getting from point A to… Read more

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A Diamond Resource in the Rough?

Believe it or not, Alberta’s geology hides more than oil and gas riches

Alberta is famous for its cowboys and cowgirls, energy development, and breathtaking Rocky Mountain views. But did you know that there’s a sparkly little secret beneath our feet? Yes, Alberta’s… Read more

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Much More Than Core

The Core Research Centre is a unique facility that is much more than a storage space for rocks

Doug Hayden says he has spent the better part of his 30-plus-year career in cubicle number 153 at the Core Research Centre (CRC), noting with pride that “it’s like I just moved in and never moved out… Read more

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A Deeper Dive into What’s Causing the Fox Creek Quakes

A new study led by an Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) seismologist sheds light on why the number and magnitude of earthquakes in the Fox Creek region of Alberta are on the rise. The Alberta Energy… Read more

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Detecting Earthquakes, Ice Quakes, and Everything in Between

AER’s extensive seismic monitoring system confirms “ice quake” west of Edmonton

In the late evening on January 1, residents of the village of Alberta Beach, about 70 kilometres west of Edmonton, may have felt some shaking that wasn’t the result of a New Year’s Eve party gone… Read more

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Building a Regulator

The AER lends its peer to the North a helping hand

How do you build a great regulator? This was the million-dollar question James Fulford asked when the National Energy Board stopped its oversight of most of the Northwest Territories’ onshore energy… Read more

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Delving Into the Details

How one AER inspector gets to the nitty gritty of pipeline construction

Ask any field inspector what they like about their job and you’ll likely get a similar response: working with industry folks who just “get it.” This past fall, Phil Didow, an Alberta Energy Regulator… Read more

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“A Witch’s Brew of Methane, Hydrogen Sulphide, and Liquid Hydrocarbon Vapour”

Alberta’s worst-ever well blowout was capped 35 years ago this week

On a chilly December 23, 1982, teams from Texas-based Boots… Read more

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No Smell, No Problem

How advancing technology makes monitoring methane more effective for the AER

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is typically not in the business of cool, but when you take a closer look at what we use to do our job a different kind of story emerges; one of the gizmos and… Read more

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Putting Companies Under the Microscope

The AER issues new regulatory requirements to weed out bad operators

Companies wanting to operate in Alberta’s oil and gas industry will find themselves being examined through a stronger lens before they’re given the green light to do business in the province. The… Read more

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