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Keeping the Wolves at Bay

Industry-led program aims to help woodland caribou populations recover

You might've seen them while out on a hike or when flying over heavily wooded areas: long seismic lines or old access roads cut into the forest. In northeast Alberta, these are more than blemishes on… Read more

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Charges Laid for Pipeline Spills

A court date is set for two pipeline spills

Journey Energy Inc. will be going to court on August 19 for two pipeline spills that entered a waterbody and killed several animals.

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“Who We Are”: Sharing National Indigenous Peoples Day

A message from Doreen Healy, the AER’s resident elder, about National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Picture Perfect

Our home through the lenses of some talented AER employees

Alberta is as diverse as it is lovely. With its grassy prairies, boreal forests, rugged mountains, and the creatures that live here, it’s no surprise that many who work at the Alberta Energy… Read more

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Back to the Future: How 2018 Informs Alberta’s Energy Outlook

The AER releases its annual supply/demand report

Alberta’s energy reserves are among the world’s largest and include bitumen, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and coal.

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Preparing for the Worst

Syncrude, regulators test ability to respond to an emergency

As in any other day, technicians working in the control room at Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands mine check to see that everything is operating the way that it should be. All of a sudden, an alarm… Read more

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Wells: Where are they now?

AER video series explores how aging infrastructure is managed in Alberta

When we speak with Albertans, one of the top concerns raised about energy development is aging infrastructure and ensuring that land is returned to its original state o

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Doing What it Takes to Keep Wildlife Safe

Spill-response co-op pulls out all the stops when tackling an oil release

If you’ve ever driven past a car dealership, you might recognize this distinct silhouette: an air-filled tube with tentacle hair and run-amok limbs, dancing by the side of the road while air courses… Read more

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Throwback Thursday: Close Watch

The Alberta Energy Regulator throws back to the earliest days of field inspection

From the moment of the ERCB’s launch in 1938, inspectors checked well metres and gauges to make sure industry production complied with the ERCB’s rules against wasteful practices. In no time at all,… Read more

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Watching for Mountainous Movements

AGS monitors mountain 116 years after deadly rockslide

The Tortoise and the Hare, a fable of slow and steady work, is something the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) can relate to when it comes to Turtle Mountain—a mountain in Alberta's Crowsnest Pass that… Read more

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