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Stories With Energy

Regulating energy development in Alberta is multifaceted and complex. We are passionate about telling the stories of how our work is done, how far we’ve come, and where we’re going in the future to ensure responsible resource development across the province. This is a selection of a few of these stories – with more to come. 

Prosecution is one option when companies skirt the AER’s rules
Community
The AER’s Wainwright Field Centre is closing, but its work remains the same.
The story of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) presence in Wainwright began in 1978 in the basement of an inspector’s home. From these humble beginnings, the Wainwright…
In the News
Tamarack Acquisition Corp. has been ordered to pay an $80 000 penalty after pleading guilty in provincial court to one charge under the Water Act.
Technology
The massive trucks used in the oil sands carry both heavy loads and heavy technology
All of this technology may mean a shift in how the haulers operate and who is operating them, but it also saves money, offers different employment options, reduces emissions…
Environment
How the AER is working with industry to navigate new methane emissions requirements
While filling our lungs with air is one of the most basic functions of the body, so basic that we do it without even thinking about it, understanding exactly what we're…
Good 2 Know
The Core Research Centre holds one of the largest collections of drilling history in the world
Did you know that the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) Core Research Centre (CRC) in Calgary holds one of the largest, most complete drilling histories in the world? Almost…