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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

Prospecting for Black Gold

Energy companies drill—not dig—to unearth hidden treasures

Any movie buff can tell you that a successful treasure hunt ends with a stash of jewels and artifacts—bonus points if it’s tucked away in an ancient tomb. In Alberta’s countryside, however, a differen… Read more

Our Own Best Customer

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. In 2017, Alberta used more than half of its natural gas production, with the rest bein

“A Giant Among Regulators”

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

A Tale as Old as Time

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. But you haven’t had the story recounted quite like this—through elaborate, hand-sti… Read more

The Regulator, Then and Now

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

Taking a Look Back

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

Happy Birthday to Us!

After a soggy start, the AER is going strong five years on

In June 2013, energy regulation was about to experience a marked change. Then the rains fell, the rivers rose, and Albertans faced the very real drama of heavy flooding.

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