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Throwback Thursday: Close Watch

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

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, t… Read more

Our Election Vacay

Resource takes a break as Albertans go to the polls

As one of the Government of Alberta’s many agencies, boards, and commissions, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is limiting communications during the provincial election period, which includes this w… Read more

Throwback Thursday: Isn’t That Appealing?

In the aftermath of the Redwater appeal, the AER recalls a time before…

With the words “Redwater appeal” top-of-mind following the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling, it calls to mind a time where appealing judicial decisions was not only not done, but all but unheard of.

Part 2: Braced For a Fight

How Turner Valley gas flaring ushered in an era of regulation

Below is an excerpt from Steward, a book published by the AER’s predecessor, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), to mark 75 years of energy regulation in Alberta. This is Part 2 of a two-p… Read more

Part 1: “Red Glare in the Skies”

How Turner Valley gas flaring ushered in an era of regulation

Once upon a time, in the first part of the 20th century around a southern Alberta town, an industry was born.

Detecting Earthquakes, Ice Quakes, and Everything…

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

Editors note: It’s almost time to turn the calendar on 2018 and look ahead to 2019.

The Oil Sands, Explained

AER video series unlocks facts about Alberta’s oil sands

It seems like everything about Alberta’s oil sands is big: big mines, big reserves, big production, big trucks, and big debate.

Celebrating Alberta’s Oil and Gas History

Reflecting on energy resource development in Alberta for Canada Histor…

Science, Creativity, and Innovation: Our Canadian Story—it’s the theme of this year’s Canada History Week, running from November 19 to 25. And there’s no question that from the very start, Canada’s en… Read more

Talk About Your Oil Booms

Long before fracking, “Nitro Charlie” took an unconventional approach…

Safety is a priority for workers in the oil patch, but how do you stay safe when your job is to blow up oil wells?

There May be an App for That

The AER’s first ever “hackathon” shows how collaboration can lead to i…

If two heads are better than one, what happens when a few dozen noggins bang together to resolve challenges? As the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) discovered recently, the answer is possible solutions… Read more

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