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Rock Talk

The AER’s Alberta Geological Survey speaks for the stones

If the rocks could talk, what would they say?

Throwback Thursday: Rough-and-ready Rangers

Remembering the rough-and-ready, no-frills inspectors of the explorer…

Back in the “explorer era” between the Leduc discovery in 1947 and the sour-gas blowout in 1982, ERCB inspectors were rough-and-ready rangers who roamed the Alberta plains to keep up with the industry… Read more

Picture Perfect

Our home through the lenses of some talented AER employees

Alberta is as diverse as it is lovely. With its grassy prairies, boreal forests, rugged mountains, and the creatures that live here, it’s no surprise that many who work at the Alberta Energy Regulator… Read more

Back to the Future: How 2018 Informs Alberta’s Ene…

The AER releases its annual supply/demand report

Alberta’s energy reserves are among the world’s largest and include bitumen, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, and coal.

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…

The researchers confirmed that the quakes weren’t a result of New Year’s Eve fireworks, but rather of a sudden reprieve from winter’s cold grasp and a lack of insulating snow to slow expanding ice on… Read more

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