News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 12, 2020  

Alberta ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs

Will be folded into other departments or the current Emissions Reduction Alberta.

News Energy General
May 28, 2020  

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.

News Energy General
May 15, 2020  

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.

News Energy General Sustainability
May 7, 2020  

Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands

Follows suspended environmental reporting requirements for all industry amid COVID-19 concerns.

News Energy Manufacturing General
January 22, 2020  

Alberta Energy Regulator laying off staff, restructuring

Less hierarchy, duplication and more integration as it adapts to 22% less of its operating budget.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
July 16, 2018  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
June 13, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 23, 2018  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
September 20, 2017  

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.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
July 5, 2017  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 26, 2017  

AER to reconsider Suncor tailings plan it rejected

Not aware at the time of technology Suncor plans to use and it should be considered.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
April 25, 2017  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
March 20, 2017  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General
March 8, 2017  

Alberta Energy Regulator says court upholds ruling about Lexin Resources

Operations shut down; oil and gas producer accused of ignoring orders and regulations.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
March 1, 2017  

Murphy Oil fined $172,500 for pipeline spill

Spill went undetected from January to March 2015, releasing about 1.4 million litres of condensate.