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Pent-Up Energy

Low oil prices have companies seeking safe storage solutions.

This year has made us all think differently about the future; from spending more time at home to navigating a world of sanitizers and face masks, we’re all finding ways to endure. Alberta’s oil and… Read more

Keeping it in the Pipe

The AER’s pipeline performance report is out and it shows incidents ar…

It goes without saying that we all want oil and gas to stay in the pipe once it's extracted.

Soggy Sites in Northeast Alberta

June was a wet month for many Albertans. Oil and gas sites in the uppe…

June rainfall across Alberta was heavier than usual, leaving communities soaking wet and, in a few unfortunate cases, flooded in.

The Snow Must Go On

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. There isn’t much that can lure people outdoors in this… Read more

Making the FIRST Call

Julie St. Louis says AER’s emergency response team is prepared for any…

Not all emergency responders arrive with the blare of sirens and tricoloured lights. This is certainly true when it comes to the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) emergency response team, otherwise… Read more

This is Gonna be a Gas

A first-timer’s journey into the world of sour gas preparedness

On any given workday, you'll find me in the comfort of my cubicle, researching best regulatory practices and sharing what I learn with decision makers at the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). This work… Read more

Snakes on the Plains

Those working around Medicine Hat face a very unique, slithery hazard

They slither, they slide, they hiss, they rattle, they bite, and, for many people, they are scary. Fear of snakes ranks high on the list of common fears and some research suggests that humans are… Read more

Preparing for the Worst

Syncrude, regulators test ability to respond to an emergency

As in any other day, technicians working in the control room at Syncrude's Mildred Lake oil sands mine check to see that everything is operating the way that it should be. All of a sudden, an alarm… Read more

Wells: Where are they now?

AER video series explores how aging infrastructure is managed in Alber…

When we speak with Albertans, one of the top concerns raised about energy development is aging infrastructure and ensuring that land is returned to its original state o

The Language of Chaos

The Incident Command System uses a special language. Do you know what…

A catastrophic incident has occurred. First responders from multiple organizations quickly don protective equipment and race to the site in an effort to protect lives and minimize damage. But when so… Read more

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