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Planting the seeds of reclamation

Oil sands operators continue to work towards reclaiming Northern Alber…

Reclamation is a vital part of the energy development lifecycle beginning at the application stage as part of the review process, right until the project's conclusion.

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The AER opens public comment period for draft manual

Water is life. It's a sentiment shared across the globe and one that echoes true here in Alberta.

The Methane Method

How the AER is supporting methane emissions reduction

Reducing methane emissions is a provincial, national, and global priority, and the AER is doing its part to get the job done.

Clearing the Air on Emissions

How the AER is working with industry to navigate new methane emissions…

While filling our lungs with air is one of the most basic functions of the body, so basic that we do it without even thinking about it, understanding exactly what we're breathing in is far from basic… Read more

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, the… Read more

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

Where the Bison Roam

An at risk species is growing in numbers on old oilsands land

Bison, now considered at risk or threatened depending on the chart you read, once roamed North America in astonishing numbers of about 40 million.

Easing off the Gas

New requirements for Alberta’s oil and gas industry will reduce greenh…

Imagine you're in a game of Jeopardy! and you've selected "Climate Change for $500, Alex." Your answer is: When one carbon atom is combined with four hydrogen atoms, the result is a gas that is 25 tim… Read more

The 411 on H2O in O&G

Graphic explains how water is used and conserved in oil and gas develo…

Like canola fields, cattle, and even our bodies, Alberta’s oil and gas sector needs water to survive.

Seismology Matters

A new AER video explains the link between hydraulic fracturing and ear…

If an earthquake happens, but no one can feel it, did it really happen?

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