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Date Raw Name Description Date
20191004 Public Statement 2019-10-04 AER board responds to investigations into the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence October 04, 2019
20190620 News Release 2019-06-20 Journey Energy Inc. charged for June 2017 pipeline releases June 20, 2019
20190607 News Release 2019-06-07 AER releases annual reserves outlook June 07, 2019
20190501 News Release 2019-05-01 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to ceased operations at Trident Exploration May 01, 2019
20190305 Public Statement 2019-03-05 A statement from Sheila O’Brien, Chair, AER Board of Directors March 05, 2019
20190131 Public Statement 2019-01-31 Supreme Court of Canada issues Decision of Redwater January 31, 2019
20190102 News Release 2019-01-02 Syncrude pleads guilty to great blue heron deaths, ordered to pay $2.75 million January 02, 2019
20181210 News Release 2018-12-10 Panel to address issues from production curtailment December 10, 2018
20181130 News Release 2018-11-30 Gordon Lambert to serve as Interim CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator November 30, 2018
20181102 News Release 2018-11-02 Jim Ellis resigns as AER president and Chief Executive Officer November 02, 2018
20181101 Public Statement 2018-11-01 Statement from the Alberta Energy Regulator November 01, 2018
20181009 Public Statement 2018-10-09 Building a Competitive Energy Industry in Alberta: AER President and CEO Jim Ellis October 09, 2018
20180808 Public Statement 2018-08-08 Facing the liability challenge in Alberta: AER president and CEO Jim Ellis August 08, 2018
20180713 News Release 2018-07-13 Guilty plea leads to $460 000 penalty for Nexen Long Lake pipeline spill July 13, 2018
20180510 Public Statement 2018-05-10 Shining a light on pipeline performance: AER president and CEO Jim Ellis May 10, 2018
20180510 News Release 2018-05-10 AER reports pipeline incidents are down due to improved performance May 10, 2018
20180222 News Release 2018-02-22 Updated AER water use report shows companies are using less February 22, 2018
20180221 Media Advisory 2018-01 AER to hold technical briefing on updated water use report February 21, 2018
20180215 Public Statement 2018-02-15 Why we are fighting: AER president and CEO Jim Ellis February 15, 2018
20180328 News Release 2018-03-28 Bashaw Oil Corp sour well applications denied March 28, 2018
20171120 Media Advisory 2017-04 AER president and CEO speaking to international delegates November 20, 2017
20171109 News Release 2017-11-09 Supreme Court of Canada to hear AER appeal of the Redwater decision November 09, 2017
20170919 Media Advisory 2017-03 AER responding to bird fatalities in oil sands area September 19, 2017
20170901 News Release 2017-09-01 Prairie Mines & Royalty fined $95,000 September 01, 2017
20170803 News Release 2017-08-03 Syncrude charged with blue heron deaths August 03, 2017
20170706 News Release 2017-07-06 Nexen charged for July 2015 Long Lake pipeline spill July 06, 2017
20170630 News Release 2017-06-30 AER Issues Order to Journey Energy Inc. Following Two Crude Oil Emulsion Spills June 30, 2017
20170627 News Release 2017-06-27 The Year That Was: Five Things About the AER’s 2016/17 Annual Report June 27, 2017
20170613 News Release 2017-06-13 Lexin agrees to cooperate with receivership, director pays $175 000 June 13, 2017
20170609 News Release 2017-06-09 Guilty plea leads to $925,000 penalty for Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill June 09, 2017
20170531 News Release 2017-05-31 AER releases industry water use report to drive improved performance May 31, 2017
20170428 News Release 2017-04-28 AER to appeal Redwater decision to Supreme Court of Canada April 28, 2017
20170322 News Release 2017-03-22 Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC and Westmoreland Coal Company face charges March 22, 2017
20170228 News Release 2017-02-28_2 The AER releases Annual Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook Report online February 28, 2017
20170228 News Release 2017-02-28 AER issues penalty to Murphy Oil Limited for 2015 spill February 28, 2017
20170223 News Release 2017-02-23 AER issues Peace River area directive February 23, 2017
20170221 News Release 2017-02-21 AER expands pipeline incident reporting to drive improved performance February 21, 2017
20170217 Media Advisory 2017-02 AER to hold technical briefing on pipeline performance February 17, 2017
20170215 News Release 2017-02-15 AER escalates enforcement action against Lexin Resources Ltd. February 15, 2017
20170214 Media Advisory 2017-01 AER briefing on corporate enforcement action February 14, 2017
20170113 Public Statement 2017-01-13 Supreme Court of Canada Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator decision January 13, 2017