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AER Well Positioned to Meet Budget

The AER gives budget and restructuring updates, names interim executiv…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said that fiscal-restraint efforts have put it in a good position to meet the spending and staffing levels set out in the Alberta gov

AER Board Responds to ICORE Investigations

AER releases public statement in response to ICORE investigation repor…

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) interim board of directors has responded to investigation reports into the AER’s involvement with the International Centre of Reg

Charges Laid for Pipeline Spills

A court date is set for two pipeline spills

Journey Energy Inc. will be going to court on August 19 for two pipeline spills that entered a waterbody and killed several animals.

Judgement Day

Supreme Court rules on AER and OWA appeal of Redwater decision

A long awaited decision has been made, and it is being met with praise from the province’s energy regulator. The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says it is “pleased that the Supreme Court of Canada rec… Read more

Syncrude is ordered to pay $2.75 million for bird…

AER lays charges that result in money for wildlife protection in Alber…

Syncrude will pay $2.75 million in penalties after it pled guilty to a charge of failing to store a hazardous substance in a manner that ensures that it does not come into direct contact with, or cont… Read more

Keeping Up the Good Work

The AER values community groups such as SPOG

If there is ever any doubt that grassroots groups can incite change, one only need look to the Sundre Petroleum Operat

AER’s President and CEO Moves On

Jim Ellis is resigning after five years at the helm

In her first public statement in her new role as Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) chair, Sheila O’Brien announced that AER President and CEO Jim Ellis is leaving the very organization he helped create o… Read more

Clearing a Path to Competitiveness

The AER seeks ways to make the regulatory system more agile

Since being created in 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has focussed on doing things better: better processes that make our system stronger; better requirements that keep pace with innovati

Facing the Liability Challenge in Alberta

A few months ago, Sequoia Resource Corp. told the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) that it would stop operations without properly decommissioning more than 4000 wells, pipelines, and facilities, meaning… Read more

Paying Up

Guilty plea lands Nexen $460 000 penalty for Long Lake pipeline spill

Nexen has been ordered to pay $460 000 as a result of a July 2015 spill from a pipeline associated with the company’s Long Lake oil sands facility.

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