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Stories With Energy

Regulating energy development in Alberta is multifaceted and complex. We are passionate about telling the stories of how our work is done, how far we’ve come, and where we’re going in the future to ensure responsible resource development across the province. This is a selection of a few of these stories – with more to come. 

Recent carbon capture and storage applications have sparked an interest in how the AER regulates CCS
Safety & Enforcement
Prosecution is one option when companies skirt the AER’s rules
With over 156 000 operating wells, 440 000 kilometres of pipeline, 8 operating oil sands mines, 5 operating coal mines, more than 180 in situ oil projects, and over 45 000…
Safety & Enforcement
How geothermal resources are developed, used, and regulated and the role Albertans had in developing Directive 089
The AER was directed to regulate the development of deep geothermal resources found below the base of groundwater protection.
How the AER’s leading technology helps us learn about human-caused earthquakes
Just like humans, not all earthquakes are the same. Earthquakes caused by human activities are called induced seismicity.
Safety & Enforcement
How Alberta’s youth are influencing the future of energy development.
Through a competitive bid process, the AER selected a candidate whose bid involved forming the Youth Water Council, comprising ten members of 4-H Alberta, to encourage…
EIAs play an important role in how the AER protects the environment
The environment is a hot topic (and that’s not just a global warming pun). Canadians care deeply about how oil and gas development will affect the environment and their…