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Hearings Amplified

One family-run business has been equipping AER hearings for nearly 40…

Bert Van Mechelen listens carefully to the woman speaking quietly into the microphone at an Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) hearing, not for the details of her testimony, but to make sure everyone in t… Read more

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Express Yourself!

Have concerns or complaints about an oil and gas development? There’s…

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 ab… Read more

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An Energy Industry’s Space Odyssey

Oil and gas companies are using satellite technology for monitoring op…

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 go… 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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“D” is for Diversity

Boost in petrochemical capacity should fuel Alberta’s NGLs

What do a plastic water bottle, a gallon of paint, the rubber soles of your sneakers, fertilizer, and your laundry detergent all have in common? They’re all examples of how you use petrochemicals in… 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 riche…

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 geolog… Read more

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Much More Than Core

The Core Research Centre is a unique facility that is much more than a…

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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How the West was Won: Alberta’s First Oil Well

In 1902, the Lineham Discovery Well No. 1 became Western Canada’s Firs…

When driving along the scenic Akamina Parkway through Waterton Lakes National Park, it’s hard to believe early entrepreneurs struck oil in the rustic valley over a century ago. In the late 1800s, rumo… Read more

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Recognizing Women in Energy

AER vice president awarded for her work in energy

According to Statistics Canada, women “remain less likely to choose a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.” Their report helps explain the importance of group… Read more

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And the Survey Says …

The results are in on the AER’s 2017 public opinion research

We know it matters what people think. On a daily basis, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) staff are in contact with people who call Alberta home: landowners, municipalities, industry, indigenous peoples,… Read more

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