Alberta ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs
Will be folded into other departments or the current Emissions Reduction Alberta.
Alberta introduces bill to put deadlines on energy project approvals
Review found some decisions on whether to allow an oil and gas project to proceed took too long.
AER blocks sale of Shell assets over clean-up concerns
A test case of the regulator’s determination to avoid clean-up costs for energy facilities falling to the taxpayer.
Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands
Follows suspended environmental reporting requirements for all industry amid COVID-19 concerns.
Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructuring
Less hierarchy, duplication and more integration as it adapts to 22% less of its operating budget.
Imperial Oil’s Kearl oil sands tailings plan wins conditional AER approval
Has concerns with Imperial Oil’s assumptions about its treatment technology performance will match actual results.
Alberta oil sands project wins regulator approval despite Indigenous objections
10,000 bpd steam-driven Rigel oil sands project proposed by Prosper Petroleum declared in the public interest.
Oil sands tailings pond approval terms shortened for former Shell facilities
Plans beyond the next few years do not meet the AER’s requirements and government policy.
Suncor investigating after more than 100 birds die at new oil sands mine
AER is dispatching an inspector to the nearly completed Fort Hills mine in northern Alberta.
AER turns to Supreme Court on well abandonment ruling
2016 decision ruled assets from bankrupt energy companies should go first to creditors, not to cleaning up abandoned oil wells.
AER to reconsider Suncor tailings plan it rejected
Not aware at the time of technology Suncor plans to use and it should be considered.
Alberta court backs decision favouring Redwater Energy creditors
AER wanted funds from the sale of the productive wells to cover cleanup expenses for unproductive wells.
AER rejects Suncor oil sands tailing pond strategy
Regulator rules company didn’t prove its plan to use water cap to contain tailings was a viable enough option.
Alberta Energy Regulator says court upholds ruling about Lexin Resources
Operations shut down; oil and gas producer accused of ignoring orders and regulations.
Murphy Oil fined $172,500 for pipeline spill
Spill went undetected from January to March 2015, releasing about 1.4 million litres of condensate.