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Name Description Date
News Release 2016-10-25 The Alberta Energy Regulator has issued a formal notice of investigation to Trilogy Energy Corporation October 25, 2016
News Release 2016-10-04 Apache pleads guilty after two pipeline failures October 04, 2016
News Release 2016-07-14 New Rules Target Tailings Ponds July 14, 2016
News Release 2016-06-14 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to ConocoPhillips June 14, 2016
Public Statement 2016-05-27 AER appeals Court of Queen’s Bench Redwater decision May 27, 2016
News Release 2016-03-21 CNRL Primrose incident caused by excessive steaming; AER releases final investigation report March 21, 2016
Media Advisory 2016-03-17 AER to hold technical briefing on its investigation into Canadian Natural Resource Limited’s Primrose flow-to-surface events March 17, 2016
News Release 2016-01-18 AER lays charges against Apache for 2014 pipeline spill January 18, 2016
News Release 2015-11-06 Results of AER dam safety inspections released November 06, 2015
News Release 2015-10-28 AER CEO Orders Hearing to Review Ferus Application October 28, 2015
News Release 2015-10-21 Alberta Energy Regulator seeks input from Albertans on regulatory excellence in Alberta – University of Pennsylvania delivers final framework for regulatory excellence October 21, 2015
News Release 2015-10-19 Charges laid regarding October 2013 Apache Zama City pipeline spill October 19, 2015
News Release 2015-10-16 Charges laid regarding October 2013 Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill October 16, 2015
News Release 2015-09-21 The AER Responding to a Natural Gas Well Blowout near Fox Creek September 21, 2015
News Release 2015-09-17 AER seeks feedback on draft requirements for managing tailings in Alberta September 17, 2015
News Release 2015-09-16 AER allows resumption of 10 production pipelines at Nexen Long Lake; 45 lines remain shut in September 16, 2015
News Release 2015-09-06 AER allows resumption of utility pipelines at Nexen Long Lake; 55 lines remain shut in September 06, 2015
News Release 2015-08-28 AER issues Suspension Order to Nexen August 28, 2015
News Release 2015-08-18 The updated Alberta Table of Formations is now available as a reference for resource industries to identify and name geological formations encountered in Alberta. August 18, 2015
News Release 2015-08-11 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to Syncrude August 11, 2015
News Release 2015-08-08 AER responding to waterfowl deaths at a Syncrude site in the Fort McMurray area August 08, 2015
News Release 2015-07-17 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to Nexen July 17, 2015
News Release 2015-07-16 AER responding to a pipeline failure near Fort McMurray July 16, 2015
News Release 2015-07-07 Apache Canada Ltd subject to AER enforcement action July 07, 2015
News Release 2015-07-03 Alberta Energy Regulator shuts in wells following compliance sweeps in the Peace River area July 03, 2015
News Release 2015-06-29 AER releases annual reserves report June 29, 2015
News Release 2015-03-13 AER suspends Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes March 13, 2015
News Release 2015-03-11 AER responds to Auditor General’s audit of pipeline safety and will support recommendations made to the Government of Alberta on dam safety March 11, 2015
News Release 2015-02-19 AER responding to seismic events in the Fox Creek area February 19, 2015
News Release 2015-02-18 AER expands public reporting with new dashboard February 18, 2015
News Release 2014-11-23 AER responds to sour gas release near Airdrie November 23, 2014
News Release 2014-11-20 AER determines Athabasca Oil Sands mining operators in compliance with waterfowl protection requirements November 20, 2014
News Release 2014-11-12 Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) announces best-in-class project November 12, 2014
Media Advisory 2014-11-05 AER responding to waterfowl impacts at three Athabasca Oil Sands Area tailings ponds November 05, 2014
Media Advisory 2014-11-04 AER responding to waterfowl incidents reported in the Athabasca oil sands area November 04, 2014
News Release 2014-10-09 Alberta Energy Regulator approves Grand Rapids Pipeline application October 09, 2014
News Release 2014-08-15 Alberta Energy Regulator requires operators in Peace River area to capture all casing and tank top gas August 15, 2014
News Release 2014-07-29 Alberta Energy Regulator announces a more efficient process for Public Lands Act applications July 29, 2014
News Release 2014-07-22 Alberta Energy Regulator responds to reports on the cause of bitumen releases at CNRL’s Primrose project July 22, 2014
News Release 2014-07-02 Alberta Energy Regulator pilots play-based regulation project July 02, 2014
News Release 2014-06-26 Alberta Energy Regulator Marks One Year, Launches First Annual Report June 26, 2014
Media Advisory 2014-06-23 Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) celebrates one-year anniversary and launch of the organization’s first annual report at event in Calgary on June 26. June 23, 2014
News Release 2014-06-23 Alberta Energy Regulator signs Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico June 23, 2014
News Release 2014-06-16 Alberta Energy Regulator takes action in Peace River: flaring, venting, and incinerating directive now in effect June 16, 2014
News Release 2014-05-30 Environmental Charges Laid Against Plains Midstream Canada ULC May 30, 2014
News Release 2014-05-29 Alberta Energy Regulator Report Shows 8 Per Cent Growth in Bitumen Production And 5 Per Cent Increase in Crude Oil Production May 29, 2014
News Release 2014-05-15 Alberta Energy Regulator and BC Oil and Gas Commission form partnership May 15, 2014
News Release 2014-05-13 AER to offer live audio streams of public hearings May 13, 2014
News Release 2014-04-17 Alberta Energy Regulator approves CNRL modified steaming application April 17, 2014
News Release 2014-04-15 AER issues revised flaring, venting, and incineration directive April 15, 2014
News Release 2014-04-15/2 AER accepts recommendations from the proceeding into odours and emissions from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area April 15, 2014
Media Advisory 2014-04-11 AER to hold technical briefing on panel recommendations from the proceeding into odours and emissions from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area April 11, 2014
News Release 2014-03-31/2 AER Peace River Proceeding Panel Makes 20 Recommendations Regarding Heavy Oil Operations; Report Regarding Proceeding into Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area Released. March 31, 2014
News Release 2014-03-31 Alberta Energy Regulator completes transition to a single regulator March 31, 2014
News Release 2014-03-04 AER releases investigation report on pipeline incident near Sundre March 04, 2014
News Release 2014-03-03 AER Releases Investigation Report on Well Site Incident Near Rainbow Lake March 03, 2014
News Release 2014-02-27 AER Releases Decision Regarding Coalspur Mines Ltd. Applications February 27, 2014
Name Description Date
News Release 2013-12-03 AER launches new tool to protect landowner rights December 03, 2013
News Release 2013-12-02 Alberta Energy Regulator Takes on Expanded Authority December 02, 2013
News Release 2013-11-01 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to Obed Mountain Coal Mine Process Water Containment Failure November 01, 2013
News Release 2013-10-28 AER Releases ST 60B: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring and Venting Report October 28, 2013
News Release 2013-10-23 AER Sets Scope and Timing of Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area October 23, 2013
News Release 2013-09-18 AER Issues Notice of a Proceeding to Examine Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil Operations in the Peace River Area. September 18, 2013
News Release 2013-08-06 Alberta Energy Regulator approves Dover Operating Corp. SAGD project August 06, 2013
News Release 2013-08-02 AER continues to oversee CNRL response to bitumen release incidents August 02, 2013
News Release 2013-07-19 Alberta Energy Regulator Drayton Valley Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 19, 2013
News Release 2013-07-18/2 Alberta Energy Regulator to hold formal Inquiry regarding emissions from cold heavy oil production facilities in Three Creeks and Reno areas July 18, 2013
News Release 2013-07-18 Alberta Energy Regulator orders enhanced monitoring and further steaming restrictions at Primrose and Wolf Lake projects due to bitumen emulsion releases July 18, 2013
News Release 2013-07-17 Alberta Energy Regulator Grande Prairie Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 17, 2013
News Release 2013-07-16/3 Alberta Energy Regulator High Level Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 16, 2013
News Release 2013-07-16/2 Alberta Energy Regulator Wainwright Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 16, 2013
News Release 2013-07-16 Alberta Energy Regulator Fort McMurray Regional Office opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 16, 2013
News Release 2013-07-11/3 Alberta Energy Regulator St. Albert Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 11, 2013
News Release 2013-07-11/2 Alberta Energy Regulator Medicine Hat Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 11, 2013
News Release 2013-07-11 Alberta Energy Regulator opens office in Edmonton as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 11, 2013
News Release 2013-07-10/3 Alberta Energy Regulator Red Deer Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 10, 2013
News Release 2013-07-10/2 Alberta Energy Regulator Midnapore Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 10, 2013
News Release 2013-07-10 Alberta Energy Regulator Core Research Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 10, 2013
News Release 2013-07-09/2 Joint Review Panel Issues Report On Jackpine Mine Expansion Project July 09, 2013
News Release 2013-07-09 Alberta Energy Regulator Bonnyville Field Centre opens as part of province-wide launch to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation July 09, 2013
News Release 2013-07-04 Alberta Energy Regulator issues order against Plains Midstream Canada July 04, 2013
News Release 2013-06-28 Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary head office re-opens June 28 following floods June 28, 2013
News Release 2013-06-27 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to emulsion release in Cold Lake June 27, 2013
News Release 2013-06-26 Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary head office remains closed; all operations continue June 26, 2013
News Release 2013-06-25 Alberta Energy Regulator launches online incident reporting on AER.ca June 25, 2013
News Release 2013-06-23/4 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to PennWest pipeline release near Red Earth (UPDATE) June 23, 2013
News Release 2013-06-23/3 Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary head office closed, all operations continue June 23, 2013
News Release 2013-06-23/2 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to Enbridge pipeline release near Anzac (UPDATE) June 23, 2013
News Release 2013-06-23 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to Enbridge pipeline release near Anzac June 23, 2013
News Release 2013-06-22 Alberta Energy Regulator operations continue during southern Alberta floods June 22, 2013
News Release 2013-06-21/4 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to PennWest pipeline release near Red Earth June 21, 2013
News Release 2013-06-21/3 Alberta Energy Regulator monitoring effect of flooding on energy infrastructure June 21, 2013
News Release 2013-06-21/2 Update: Actions to stop sour gas release at Turner Valley successful June 21, 2013
News Release 2013-06-21 Alberta Energy Regulator Calgary Head Office closed due to Calgary floods June 21, 2013
News Release 2013-06-20/3 Update: Alberta Energy Regulator responds to sour gas incident in Turner Valley June 20, 2013
News Release 2013-06-20/2 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to calls regarding heavy rains June 20, 2013
News Release 2013-06-20/1 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to sour gas incident in Turner Valley June 20, 2013
News Release 2013-06-18 Alberta Energy Regulator directors get down to business with first meeting June 18, 2013
News Release 2013-06-17 Alberta Energy Regulator to ensure efficient, comprehensive energy regulation June 17, 2013
News Release 2013-06-12 ERCB updates volume spilled on pipeline incident near Zama City June 12, 2013
News Release 2013-05-28 ERCB approves Shell Waterton applications with conditions May 28, 2013
News Release 2013-05-21 ERCB releases hydraulic fracturing directive May 21, 2013
News Release 2013-05-14 ERCB issues section 106 declaration naming an oil executive May 14, 2013
News Release 2013-05-08 ERCB report indicates largest conventional crude oil production and reserves increase in decades May 08, 2013
News Release 2013-04-22 ERCB systems restored; Normal business operations resume April 22, 2013
News Release 2013-04-18 ERCB to conduct business testing and recovery operations April 18, 2013
News Release 2013-04-12 ERCB working to address issues affecting electronic applications systems April 12, 2013
News Release 2013-04-04 ERCB denies Bernum horizontal well applications April 04, 2013
News Release 2013-03-12 ERCB updates LLR program to protect Albertans from abandonment and reclamation costs March 12, 2013
News Release 2013-02-26/2 Enforcement issued to Pembina Pipeline and Pengrowth Energy for 2011 spills February 26, 2013
News Release 2013-02-26/1 High-risk enforcement action issued against Plains Midstream Canada for 2011 spill February 26, 2013
News Release 2013-01-11 ERCB responding to release at Questerre well site near Grande Cache January 11, 2013
News Release 2013-01-11 (NR 2013-01) ERCB Responding to release at Questerre well site near Grande Cache January 11, 2013
News Release 2012-12-20 ERCB releases investigation report on hydraulic fracturing incident near Grande Prairie December 20, 2012
News Release 2012-12-19 ERCB improves public access to hydraulic fracturing fluid information FracFocus.ca coming soon to Alberta December 19, 2012
News Release 2012-12-17 ERCB seeking feedback on regulatory approach for unconventional development December 17, 2012
News Release 2012-12-12 ERCB releases investigation report on hydraulic fracturing incident near Innisfail December 12, 2012
News Release 2012-12-06 ERCB seeking feedback on a draft hydraulic fracturing directive December 06, 2012
News Release 2012-09-10 ERCB contracts third party to conduct Alberta pipeline review September 10, 2012
News Release 2012-08-30 ERCB approves Enbridge pipeline application August 30, 2012
News Release 2012-08-22 ERCB responding to Penn West pipeline release near Red Deer August 22, 2012
News Release 2012-07-10 Shell Quest CCS project approved with conditions July 10, 2012
News Release 2012-06-20 ERCB reports show 7% growth in conventional crude oil production and revised in-place estimates of four bitumen deposits June 20, 2012
News Release 2012-06-19 ERCB responding to Enbridge pipeline pumping station release June 19, 2012
News Release 2012-06-08 ERCB responding to Plains Midstream Canada pipeline spill June 08, 2012
News Release 2012-05-22 ERCB responding to well-site incident in northwest Alberta May 22, 2012
Media Advisory – February 17, 2012 Overview of regulations for hydraulic fracturing February 17, 2012
News Release 2012-01-13 ERCB responding to well control incident January 13, 2012
News Release 2011-12-20 ERCB issues section 106 declarations naming two oil executives December 20, 2011
News Release 2011-12-17 ERCB responding to pipeline release near Swan Hills December 17, 2011
News Release 2011-12-13 ERCB releases final bitumen conservation decision December 13, 2011
News Release 2011-11-16 ERCB denies Bernum horizontal well application November 16, 2011
News Release 2011-10-09 ERCB responding to Penn West Energy pipeline release October 09, 2011
News Release 2011-10-06 ERCB announces changes to well spacing framework October 06, 2011
News Release 2011-08-26 ERCB issues approval for the resumption of pipeline operations to Plains Midstream Canada August 26, 2011
News Release 2011-08-16 ERCB issues conditional approval for the resumption of pipeline operations to Plains Midstream Canada August 16, 2011
News Release 2011-07-20 ERCB responding to a Pembina Pipelines incident near Swan Hills July 20, 2011
News Release 2011-07-19 ERCB responding to Penn West Energy pipeline release July 19, 2011
News Release 2011-06-28 ERCB approves, with conditions, CNRL crude bitumen project near Minnie Lake June 28, 2011
News Release 2011-06-27 ERCB investigates explosion and pipeline release near Swan Hills June 27, 2011
News Release 2011-06-08 ERCB report shows over 2300 successful oil wells were drilled in 2010, more than double the number drilled in 2009 June 08, 2011
News Release 2011-05-17 ERCB directs Plains Midstream Canada to conduct further analysis following pipeline spill May 17, 2011
News Release 2011-05-14 ERCB and Government of Alberta launch enhanced toll-free energy information line May 14, 2011
News Release 2011-05-10 ERCB orders interim shut-in of natural gas production May 10, 2011
News Release 2011-05-03 Cleanup ongoing at pipeline leak northeast of Peace River May 03, 2011
News Release 2011-04-29 ERCB investigating pipeline leak northwest of Peace River April 29, 2011
News Release 2011-04-27 ERCB on scene of cleanup operations following wellsite release near Bourque Lake April 27, 2011
News Release 2011-03-09 ERCB approves Shell Waterton gas well but denies pipeline applications March 09, 2011
News Release 2011-03-05 Oil well fire over; ERCB investigation underway near Lodgepole March 05, 2011
News Release 2011-03-04 ERCB on scene of sour oil well fire near Lodgepole March 04, 2011
News Release 2011-02-16 ERCB addresses statements in Natural Resources Defense Council Pipeline Safety Report February 16, 2011
News Release 2011-02-16 (NR2011-05) ERCB Responds to Natural Resources Defense Council February 16, 2011
News Release 2011-02-11 ERCB releases investigation report on February 2010 blowout in northwest Alberta February 11, 2011
News Release 2011-02-04 ERCB on scene of sweet gas well blowout near Cold Lake February 04, 2011
News Release 2011-01-27 Joint Review Panel issues report on TOTAL Joslyn North Mine project January 27, 2011
News Release 2010-12-17 ERCB conditional approval of final two tailings plans ends initial phase of Directive 074 December 07, 2010
News Release 2010-12-07 ERCB enhancing its role in technology development December 07, 2010
News Release 2010-12-03 ERCB streamlines in situ oil sands application process December 03, 2010
News Release 2010-11-25 ERCB invites feedback on changes to well spacing framework November 25, 2010
News Release 2010-11-22 ERCB releases Alberta flaring and venting report November 22, 2010
ERCB Statement 2010-11-15 ERCB corrects CBC story on CNRL tailings pond November 15, 2010
News Release 2010-09-22 Joint panel reconvenes hearing after Mikisew Cree First Nation withdraws objection and constitutional questions September 22, 2010
News Release 2010-09-21 Joint panel temporarily adjourns hearing into Total Joslyn Mine to deliberate rulings September 21, 2010
News Release 2010-09-20 ERCB conditionally approves tailings plans for Shell Muskeg river project September 20, 2010
News Release 2010-09-16 ERCB approves TOTAL E&P Canada Ltd. upgrader with conditions September 16, 2010
News Release 2010-08-11 ERCB conditionally approves tailings plan for Imperial Kearl project August 11, 2010
News Release 2010-08-04 ERCB field surveillance report: Energy industry compliance at all-time high and record-low pipeline failure rate in 2009 August 04, 2010
News Release 2010-07-12 ERCB investigation into blowout underway July 12, 2010
News Release 2010-06-17 ERCB conditionally approves Suncor plan to reduce fluid tailings June 17, 2010
News Release 2010-06-08 ERCB conditionally approves Petro-Canada Sullivan Creek sour-gas pipeline, well, and facility applications June 08, 2010
News Release 2010-06-05 ERCB report shows 14% growth in Alberta oil sands production in 2009 June 05, 2010
News Release 2010-04-23 ERCB approves Fort Hills and Syncrude tailings pond plans with conditions April 23, 2010
News Release 2010-03-12 Well-control crews halt gas flow at well blowout near Hythe March 12, 2010
News Release 2010-03-08 Control efforts for well blowout begin near Hythe March 08, 2010
News Release 2010-02-24 ERCB on scene of well blowout near Hythe February 24, 2010
News Release 2010-02-23 ERCB releases operator and ERCB reports on Joslyn Creek Project surface steam release incident February 23, 2010