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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.
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
AER video series unlocks facts about Alberta’s oil sands
It seems like everything about Alberta’s oil sands is big: big mines, big reserves, big production, big trucks, and big debate.
Reflecting on energy resource development in Alberta for Canada Histor…
Science, Creativity, and Innovation: Our Canadian Story—it’s the theme of this year’s Canada History Week, running from November 19 to 25. And there’s no question that from the very start, Canada’s en… Read more
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. In 2017, Alberta used more than half of its natural gas production, with the rest bein
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. But you haven’t had the story recounted quite like this—through elaborate, hand-sti… Read more