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A Strong Response

The AER takes serious action against Lexin Resources

After several months and many attempts to bring Lexin Resources Ltd. into compliance, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued a corporate closure order, suspending licences for all company wells… Read more

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Celebrating Alberta’s First Oil Triumph

Monday marked the 70th anniversary of historic Leduc well

On a Monday, 70 years ago, an oilfield crew struck black gold in a farm field south of Devon, Alberta. It was a happy accident: the Leduc No. 1 well site was thought to be a “dry hole” when Imperial O… Read more

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Leading the Way

AER CEO recognized for leadership

Typically, it’s the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) job to grade others’ work against regulatory expectations and standards.

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Pouring over the Spill

AER investigators will probe causes of the Fox Creek pipeline release

Like all Albertans, word of a pipeline spill creates concern about the protection of safety and the environment. For AER employees it means moving quickly the minute the call comes in. So earlier this… Read more

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After the Guilty Plea

Alberta court sentences Apache for incidents

We've all watched enough movies to know that the guilty plea is often the beginning of the story. What comes after—the judge’s decision—is where people’s interest can really peak. This week, an Albert… Read more

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