Safety & Enforcement
Like dipping sauce, natural gas can be sweet or sour—but the latter ca…
I have sweet friends, but I’m nothing like them. I stink, but you can’t always smell me. I can be used in life-giving fertilizers, but I’m a killer. What am I?
Polar vortex or not, AER field inspectors brave the elements to ensure…
The temperature gauge on the dashboard reads 34 degrees below zero as our truck winds through quiet Gratton Coulee near Wainwright, Alberta.
AER investigators sift through clues to find what caused incidents.
They wear hard hats instead of deerstalker caps and employ 21st-century investigative techniques rather than 19th-century methods.
Five things to know about the AER’s Compliance Dashboard
Curious about what incidents, investigations, and enforcement actions are happening in Alberta’s oil and gas sector? Well the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has a tool for you.
How one tragic disaster ushered in a new era of sour gas regulations
If you were living in Alberta in 1982, chances are you remember the October day when massive flames and gas erupted from a well just southwest of Edmontonit washe worst sour gas blowout in Alberta’s… Read more
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.
Keely Cameron explains why taking the Redwater Energy case to the supr…
In May 2016, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta decided against the AER and the Orphan Well Association (OWA) in a case that has had widespread implications on our energy industry.
Report shows Alberta pipelines safer, but still room for improvement
Pipelines are in the headlines a lot these days as Canadians question whether they’re safe . New data released by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) demonstrates that pipeline operators are doing a… Read more