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November 14, 2019  

Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

Alberta Energy Regulator has promised watch licence transfers to ensure purchasers are able to cover reclamation costs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 16, 2017  

AER shuts down Lexin Resources’ oil and gas operations

Regulator says the company owes $1 million in levies to the Orphan Well Association, $70 million in security for reclamation obligations.

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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.

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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.

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January 18, 2016  

Nexen halts production at oil sands plant following fatal explosion

Worker who has injured has been transported to a burn unit at an Edmonton hospital.

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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.

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December 4, 2015  

Alberta says energy regulator review won’t include its main mandate

Notley concerned the Alberta Energy Regulator was responsible for promoting energy development and for protecting the environment.

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September 18, 2015  

Nexen Energy can resume more oil sands pipeline operations: Alberta regulator

The subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd. was ordered to cease operating 95 pipelines in August.

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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.

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August 20, 2015  

AER investigating NuVista spill in northwestern Alberta

Pipeline has spewed about 100,000 litres of a mixture of water, oil and gas.

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August 10, 2015  

Oil sands assessment of 30 dead herons underway

Alberta Energy Regulator has sent staff to to the Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake mine site.