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AER EnerFAQs respond to queries on energy resource development and how…
If you don’t work in the industry, steering through the complexities of oil and gas development can be like using a GPS device in another language as you drive through the twisty streets of a foreign… Read more
Orphaned, abandoned, reclaimed: understanding how wells are classed
Wells have been on the tip of many Albertans’ tongues as of late. That’s because Alberta has a lot of them—over a century of oil and gas development in the province has given us hundreds of thousands… Read more
Colourful adventurer was among the first to report oil in Alberta
Sit back and listen to the tale of John George “Kootenai” Brown. It was the mid-1870s, long before Alberta was a glint in the Dominion’s eye, when Brown first noted oil seeps in the area now known as… Read more
The AER makes sure that coal mining happens safely in Alberta
Coal and Christmas have a history: Frosty’s eyes are fashioned from it, Scrooge is stingy about burning it in the office, and don’t get us started on the lump that Sant
Early explorer and geologist George Dawson gave Canada insight into it…
George Mercer Dawson is as unlikely an explorer as one might find in Canadian history. As a child, he contracted Pott’s Disease, a form of tuberculosis that infects the spine. Although he recovered, h… Read more
AER can investigate if companies fail to honour registered private sur…
Before they can turn a drill bit or drive a shovel into the ground, oil and gas companies need permission to use private land.
Alberta may be a producer of rare earth elements one day
Rare earth elements (REEs) have been part of our planet since the beginning.
Canada’s first female geologist to work in the field was a true rock s…
Editor's Note: October is Women’s History Month in Canada. Since 1992, Canadians have been celebrating the outstanding achievements of women throughout Canada’s history.
The Alberta Energy Regulator throws back to construction in the days b…
In 1912, labour crews relied on muscle power alone for 86 days to build Alberta’s first natural gas delivery service: the Bow Island Pipeline.