Education and prevention lay foundation to ensure companies follow the…
The first step in following the rules is understanding what they mean and how you need to act.
How the AER upholds the law of energy development
Ever wondered what happens in a hearing held by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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