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.
Alberta energy regulator releases rules on heavy oil odours
The result of years of complaints from Peace River communities near operations.
Companies raise concerns that new AER reporting could be misleading
Regulator’s performance report to make it easier for the public to see which companies are falling behind on pipeline safety.
AER shuts down all Lexin Resources operations
Alberta Energy Regulator has no confidence in Calgary oil and gas producer can operate safety
Researcher says Alberta spills data too positive
Biologist concludes the AER doesn’t have a good handle on how much oil and saline water has been released.
Bonavista ordered to clean up old solvent spill near Edson
Sulfolane leaked into well water supplies as far as two kilometres from the plant.
Oil and gas producers to accelerate Alberta well cleanups
Tougher rules prevent financially shaky companies from running up reclamation liabilities to unaffordable levels.
Tougher rules convince oil and gas producers to accelerate well cleanups
AER rules are meant to prevent financially shaky companies from running up reclamation liabilities to unaffordable levels.
Pipeline leak fouls creek near Alberta grizzly management area
AER said it was the largest hydrocarbon leak from a pipeline since Nexen.
Big AER savings welcomed by industry amid downturn
Up to $448 million saved through regulatory process tweaks and efficiencies.
Excessive steaming a factor in CNRL’s Primrose leaks
Other contributors were unused wellbores, fractures, faults and cracks in rocks.
AER to release 2013 Primrose oil sands leak report
Alberta Energy Regulator investigated bitumen-water mixture oozing to the surface at CNRL’s site.
Apache faces more charges over pipeline safety
Alberta Energy Regulator suggests possible $2.5 million fine for spill two years ago.
AER fines Calgary company for 48 day oil pipeline leak
Pengrowth has been fined $250,000 for breaching Alberta environment and public lands laws.
Apache Canada charged for 2013 pipeline spill
Alberta Energy Regulator says company faces a maximum penalty of $3.1 million.
Encana reports natural gas well blowout in N Alberta
No initial reports of impact to the public, waterways or wildlife.
Nexen shutting Long Lake operation to comply with regulator
AER ordered company to cease operation of 95 pipelines because it was not complying with maintenance and monitoring regulations.
AER restricts river water use by oil sector
Alberta Energy Regulator cites dry weather and low flow conditions.