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Reflecting on energy resource development in Alberta for Canada Histor…
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?
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
Alberta is building a domestic market for its natural gas
Buying local is never a bad idea, and one that Alberta natural-gas end users are taking to heart.
Dr. George Govier was an architect of energy regulation in Alberta
The Government of Alberta had had enough. In July 1938—as oil companies in the Turner Valley area of Alberta systematically flared off what then was considered worthless natural gas at alarming rates—… Read more
Artist tells the story of oil and gas development through embroidery
Most of us know at least some of the story of oil and gas development, and how vital it has become to our existence.
Eighty years ago this week, Alberta’s first energy regulator opened it…
Editor’s note: This story was first published January 22, 2017, and has been updated to reflect the 80th anniversary of energy regulation in Alberta.
AER annual report recaps the last year with stories, images, and video…
Life is so busy that our days often feel like a blur of meetings and deadlines. How often are we given the opportunity to look back on our hard work—celebrate the successes and reflect on the not-so-s… Read more
After a soggy start, the AER is going strong five years on
In June 2013, energy regulation was about to experience a marked change.