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.
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 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.
Murphy Oil fined $172,500 for pipeline spill
Spill went undetected from January to March 2015, releasing about 1.4 million litres of condensate.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
AER fines Calgary company for 48 day oil pipeline leak
Pengrowth has been fined $250,000 for breaching Alberta environment and public lands laws.
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.
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.
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 investigating NuVista spill in northwestern Alberta
Pipeline has spewed about 100,000 litres of a mixture of water, oil and gas.
Oil sands assessment of 30 dead herons underway
Alberta Energy Regulator has sent staff to to the Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake mine site.