Safety & Enforcement
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 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
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? Answer: I’m sour gas, a natural gas… Read more
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.