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Here’s Our Number, So Call Us Maybe

Call our 24-hour response line to report an oil and gas incident or em…

We know to call 911 in case of an emergency, to stop, drop, and roll in a fire, and to secure our own oxygen mask on an airplane before helping others. But what happens in an oil and gas incident or e… Read more

Taking on the World

AER CEO says fledgling training institute “built by regulators for reg…

It was 2013 and Jim Ellis was trying to stand up a new organization responsible for regulating some of the world’s largest oil and gas resources. It seemed that each day brought a new challenge. “I kn… Read more

Keeping it Simple

Finding efficiencies in the system helps the AER deliver better regula…

If you’ve visited a home improvement store recently, you know there are a lot of high-efficiency products out there—washers and dryers, furnaces, water heaters, and even light bulbs—that promise to sa… Read more

Bringing Home The Gold

AER’s Resource site recognized for communications excellence

Alberta’s NHL teams may not hoist the Stanley Cup this year, but the province isn’t being shutout elsewhere. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently won the Canadian Public Relations Society’s (CP… Read more

Packing Up The Pencil Crayons

Retiring EVP Cal Hill reflects on how Alberta’s energy industry—and it…

Cal Hill had never been anywhere. So in 1980, with a freshly minted geology degree and a new job with Alberta’s oil and gas regulator, his plan was to work a few years, pocket some cash, then travel t… Read more

Building it Old School: Alberta’s First Pipeline

In April 1912, construction began on the Bow Island

Today, Alberta’s oil and gas pipelines stretch over 422 000 kilometres across the province, but this wasn’t always the case. Over a century ago, Alberta’s first natural gas pipeline broke ground at th… Read more

Moving it to Market

Traveling along with Alberta’s natural gas, oil, and coal in 2016

Alberta’s energy resources—oil, natural gas, and coal—are in demand. Our biggest customer continues to be the United States, though markets in Alberta, across Canada, and in Asia and Europe are also t… Read more

Making the Most Out of a Challenging Year

The AER says fewer wells were drilled last year

Alberta’s oil and gas producers found themselves navigating through some turbulence in 2016 with the continued trend of low global crude oil prices and weak natural gas prices. But even when turbulenc… Read more

Crystal Balling the Energy Numbers

AER’s energy supply/demand report forecasts performance

You don't need to light candles or wave your hands around a translucent orb to predict the future of Alberta's energy industry. All you need is an internet connection and a computer to access the AER'… Read more

‘Tis the season

Alberta’s oilpatch springs to life during the coldest months of the ye…

When the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Bonnyville field centre’s manager says “it’s gangbusters up here” on a routine call, you pay attention. Especially when it’s during one of Alberta’s longest… Read more

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