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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.

News Energy Manufacturing General
February 24, 2017  

Alberta energy regulator releases rules on heavy oil odours

The result of years of complaints from Peace River communities near operations.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
February 23, 2017  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General
February 16, 2017  

AER shuts down all Lexin Resources operations

Alberta Energy Regulator has no confidence in Calgary oil and gas producer can operate safety

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 2, 2017  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
November 11, 2016  

Bonavista ordered to clean up old solvent spill near Edson

Sulfolane leaked into well water supplies as far as two kilometres from the plant.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
October 31, 2016  

Oil and gas producers to accelerate Alberta well cleanups

Tougher rules prevent financially shaky companies from running up reclamation liabilities to unaffordable levels.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
October 31, 2016  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
June 15, 2016  

Pipeline leak fouls creek near Alberta grizzly management area

AER said it was the largest hydrocarbon leak from a pipeline since Nexen.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 1, 2016  

Big AER savings welcomed by industry amid downturn

Up to $448 million saved through regulatory process tweaks and efficiencies.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
March 22, 2016  

Excessive steaming a factor in CNRL’s Primrose leaks

Other contributors were unused wellbores, fractures, faults and cracks in rocks.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
March 21, 2016  

AER to release 2013 Primrose oil sands leak report

Alberta Energy Regulator investigated bitumen-water mixture oozing to the surface at CNRL’s site.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations
January 19, 2016  

Apache faces more charges over pipeline safety

Alberta Energy Regulator suggests possible $2.5 million fine for spill two years ago.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Sustainability
January 15, 2016  

AER fines Calgary company for 48 day oil pipeline leak

Pengrowth has been fined $250,000 for breaching Alberta environment and public lands laws.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General Operations Production Sustainability
October 20, 2015  

Apache Canada charged for 2013 pipeline spill

Alberta Energy Regulator says company faces a maximum penalty of $3.1 million.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations
September 22, 2015  

Encana reports natural gas well blowout in N Alberta

No initial reports of impact to the public, waterways or wildlife.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General Operations Production Sustainability
September 2, 2015  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 18, 2015  

AER restricts river water use by oil sector

Alberta Energy Regulator cites dry weather and low flow conditions.