Good 2 Know
While complex, there’s method to the oil-price madness
Seems simple enough—the price of oil, that is. It’s $47.60 per barrel, or $51.98 per barrel, or whatever it happens to be on any given day. It’s often expressed by West Texas Intermediate (WTI) or Bre… Read more
This week 68 years ago, Alberta’s biggest blowout gasped its final bre…
Almost seven decades ago, a drilling rig towering high over an empty field ignited more than just the ground it stood on.
The AER is piloting a new single application, single decision approach
Each year, the AER receives more than 40 000 applications that can include everything from a request to access a parcel of land, to a request for approval to drill a well, to a request for water use.… Read more
More interest being shown in Alberta's mineral resources.
When you think of Alberta’s resources, oil is top of mind. Turns out, though, Alberta’s geology hides more than just oil and gas—word is getting out that gold, lithium, iron, rare-earth elements, zinc… Read more
Alberta sulphur is important to crops and the economy
The aroma of rotten eggs smells like money to some Albertans. In 2015, sulphur accounted for $420 million of Alberta’s energy-resource production, a small portion compared to the $67 billion the rest… Read more
The AER regulates thousands of kilometres of pipeline
The AER is responsible for ensuring that the “upstream” pipelines—those which transport oil and gas from wells and facilities to “downstream” parties, such as refiners and utilities—that crisscross Al… Read more
What the conversation turns to when a multitude of geologists gather
Part of the foundation of protective and effective regulation is hard science. Initiatives like area-based regulation, for example, require a detailed understanding of the geology of Alberta. This is… Read more