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Environment Safety & Enforcement

In case of emergency

The AER’s Field Incident Response Support Team is always ready to supp…

Emergencies seem to happen at the most inconvenient times – late Friday afternoon, long weekends, during vacation or holidays in December, or in the middle of a global

Escalating enforcement

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.

Judge and Jury

How the AER upholds the law of energy development

Ever wondered what happens in a hearing held by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)?

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