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Name Description Date
News Release 2024-01-17 The Alberta Energy Regulator publishes first annual Liability Management Performance Report: In total, more than $1.2 billion spent on closure and cleanup activities in 2022 January 17, 2024
News Release 2023-12-14 The Alberta Energy Regulator publishes 2022 Water Use Performance Report Data analysis expanded from five to ten years December 14, 2023
News Release 2023-10-16 AER Publishes 2022 Closure Quota Highlights Report Industry spent close to $700 million on closure activities October 16, 2023
News Release 2023-08-28 Alberta Energy Regulator Announces 2024 Closure Spend Requirement August 28, 2023
News Release 2023-08-02 The Alberta Energy Regulator publishes its 2022 Pipeline Performance Report August 02, 2023
News Release 2023-07-13 The Alberta Energy Regulator fines AlphaBow Energy Ltd. for unauthorized pipeline construction July 13, 2023
News Release 2023-06-26 The Alberta Energy Regulator publishes 2023 Alberta Energy Outlook report June 26, 2023
News Release 2023-06-19 ARC Resources plead guilty to charge laid by the AER   June 19, 2023
News Release 2023-06-16 AER lays charges against Whitecap Resources Inc. June 16, 2023
News Release 2023-06-06 Husky held accountable to charge laid by the AER June 06, 2023
News Release 2023-04-28 AER lays charges against Aeraden Energy Corp. April 28, 2023
News Release 2023-04-27 AER reports significant growth in closure work spending April 27, 2023
News Release 2022-12-19 AER lays four charges resulting from a pipeline release by ARC Resources Ltd. December 20, 2022
News Release 2022-12-14 N7 Energy Ltd. pleads guilty to charge laid by the AER December 14, 2022
News Release 2022-10-07 AER lays six charges resulting from a pipeline release by Husky October 07, 2022
News Release 2022-08-15 Alberta’s regulatory framework for geothermal resource development is complete. August 15, 2022
News Release 2022-08-09 AER lays five charges against N7 Energy Ltd. August 09, 2022
News Release 2022-07-06 Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. pleads guilty to charge laid by the AER July 06, 2022
News Release 2022-06-28 Alberta Energy Regulator increases industry-wide closure spend target for liabilities by $278 million to $700 million June 28, 2022
News Release 2021-12-01 AER finalizes new requirements to manage oil and gas liability December 01, 2021
News Release 2021-10-21 AER lays charges against Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. October 21, 2021
News Release 2021-06-17 Joint review panel concludes review of Grassy Mountain Coal project June 17, 2021
News Release 2021-04-21 SanLing Energy Ltd to cease operations April 21, 2021
News Release 2021-03-17 AER directs WIPs and OWA to provide care and custody over Mojek’s oil and gas sites March 17, 2021
News Release 2021-03-11 Land Petroleum found guilty of failing to allow AER access to a facility for inspection March 11, 2021
News Release 2021-03-05 AER suspends SanLing Energy Ltd.’s operations March 05, 2021
News Release 2020-10-26 Guilty plea lands Tamarack an $80 000 penalty October 26, 2020
News Release 2020-08-13 Land Petroleum and Bill Fung charged for hindering AER inspections August 13, 2020
News Release 2020-06-23 Temporarily suspended requirements to resume July 15 June 23, 2020
Public Statement 2020-06-09 Temporary suspension of low risk monitoring and reporting June 09, 2020
News Release 2020-03-30 AER lays charges against Tamarack Valley Energy March 30, 2020
News Release 2020-03-12 Journey Energy Inc. to pay $125 000 fine for June 2017 pipeline failure March 12, 2020
News Release 2020-01-24 Public safety around oil and gas infrastructure January 24, 2020
Public Statement 2020-01-21 A statement from the CEO: AER reorganization January 21, 2020
News Release 2020-01-20 Tourmaline, Topaz, and CWC Energy Services charged after H2S release January 20, 2020
Public Statement 2019-10-28 Interim appointments, budget, and restructuring update October 28, 2019
News Release 2019-10-23 AER Executives No Longer with the Organization October 23, 2019
Public Statement 2019-10-04 AER board responds to investigations into the International Centre of Regulatory Excellence October 04, 2019
News Release 2019-06-20 Journey Energy Inc. charged for June 2017 pipeline releases June 20, 2019
News Release 2019-06-07 June 07, 2019
News Release 2019-05-01 Alberta Energy Regulator responding to ceased operations at Trident Exploration May 01, 2019
Public Statement 2019-03-05 Statement from Sheila O’Brien, Chair, AER Board of Directors March 05, 2019
Public Statement 2019-01-31 Alberta Energy Regulator pleased with Supreme Court of Canada Redwater decision January 31, 2019
News Release 2019-01-02 Syncrude pleads guilty to great blue heron deaths, ordered to pay $2.75 million January 02, 2019
News Release 2018-12-10 Panel to address issues from production curtailment December 10, 2018
News Release 2018-11-30 Gordon Lambert to serve as Interim CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator November 30, 2018
News Release 2018-11-02 Jim Ellis resigns as AER president and Chief Executive Officer November 02, 2018
Public Statement 2018-11-01 Statement from the Alberta Energy Regulator November 01, 2018
Public Statement 2018-10-09 Building a Competitive Energy Industry in Alberta: AER President and CEO Jim Ellis October 09, 2018
Public Statement 2018-08-08 Facing the liability challenge in Alberta: AER president and CEO Jim Ellis August 08, 2018
News Release 2018-07-13 Guilty plea leads to $460 000 penalty for Nexen Long Lake pipeline spill July 13, 2018
Public Statement 2018-05-10 May 10, 2018
News Release 2018-05-10 AER reports pipeline incidents are down due to improved performance May 10, 2018
News Release 2018-03-28 Bashaw Oil Corp sour well applications denied March 28, 2018
News Release 2018-02-22 Updated AER water use report shows companies are using less February 22, 2018
Media Advisory 2018-01 AER to hold technical briefing on updated water use report February 21, 2018
Public Statement 2018-02-15 Why we are fighting: AER president and CEO Jim Ellis February 15, 2018
Media Advisory 2017-04 AER president and CEO speaking to international delegates November 20, 2017
News Release 2017-11-09 Supreme Court of Canada to hear AER appeal of the Redwater decision November 09, 2017
Media Advisory 2017-03 AER responding to bird fatalities in oil sands area September 19, 2017
News Release 2017-09-01 Prairie Mines & Royalty fined $95,000 September 01, 2017
News Release 2017-08-03 Syncrude charged with blue heron deaths August 03, 2017
News Release 2017-07-06 Nexen charged for July 2015 Long Lake pipeline spill July 06, 2017
News Release 2017-06-30 AER Issues Order to Journey Energy Inc. Following Two Crude Oil Emulsion Spills June 30, 2017
News Release 2017-06-27 The Year That Was: Five Things About the AER’s 2016/17 Annual Report June 27, 2017
News Release 2017-06-13 Lexin agrees to cooperate with receivership, director pays $175 000 June 13, 2017
News Release 2017-06-09 Guilty plea leads to $925,000 penalty for Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill June 09, 2017
News Release 2017-05-31 AER releases industry water use report to drive improved performance May 31, 2017
News Release 2017-04-28 AER to appeal Redwater decision to Supreme Court of Canada April 28, 2017
News Release 2017-03-22 Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC and Westmoreland Coal Company face charges March 22, 2017
News Release 2017-02-28 AER issues penalty to Murphy Oil Limited for 2015 spill February 28, 2017
News Release 2017-02-28_2 The AER releases Annual Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook Report online February 28, 2017
News Release 2017-02-23 AER issues Peace River area directive February 23, 2017
News Release 2017-02-21 AER expands pipeline incident reporting to drive improved performance February 21, 2017
Media Advisory 2017-02 February 17, 2017
News Release 2017-02-15 AER escalates enforcement action against Lexin Resources Ltd. February 15, 2017
Media Advisory 2017-01 AER briefing on corporate enforcement action February 14, 2017
Public Statement 2017-01-13 Supreme Court of Canada Ernst v. Alberta Energy Regulator decision January 13, 2017
Name Description Date
Announcement - January 6, 2021

ICORE Update

January 06, 2021
Announcement - June 1, 2021

ST98: Alberta Energy Outlook Released

June 01, 2021
Announcement - June 1, 2021

Training Event: Using OneStop to Submit a Record of Site Condition

June 01, 2021
Announcement - June 1, 2021

Training Event: Using OneStop to Submit Well Log Files

June 01, 2021
Announcement - June 1, 2021

Cancelled - Training Event: OneStop Surface Material (Borrow) Training

June 01, 2021
Announcement - June 17, 2021

Joint review panel concludes review of Grassy Mountain Coal project

June 17, 2021
Announcement - June 22, 2021

Update to AER Pipeline Performance Report

June 22, 2021
Announcement - June 29, 2021

Historical Applications and Decisions Catalogue Released

June 29, 2021
Announcement - December 15, 2021

Update to Alberta Energy Industry Water Use Performance Report

December 15, 2021
Announcement - December 23, 2021

2021 Holiday Closure

December 23, 2021
Announcement - February 24, 2022

OneStop Page Updates

February 24, 2022
Announcement - March 24, 2022

The AER Data Hub

March 24, 2022
Announcement - April 13, 2022

Public information session on Minerals

April 13, 2022
Announcement - April 29, 2022

Phishing Scam

April 29, 2022
Announcement - May 5, 2022

Scheduled Outage – Tableau Report Maintenance

May 05, 2022
Announcement - May 5, 2022

Training Event: Additional OneStop Record of Site Condition (RoSC) Training

May 05, 2022
Announcement - May 5, 2022

Training Event: OneStop Public Lands Act (PLA) Waivers Training – New Functionality

May 05, 2022
Announcement - May 30, 2022

ST98: Alberta Energy Outlook Released

May 30, 2022
Announcement - June 21, 2022

Alberta EDGE Service Interruption

June 21, 2022
Announcement - August 23 2022

Price and delivery will change for Alberta Oilfields Waste forms

August 23, 2022
Announcement - September 21 2022

Training Event: Introducing AER’s OneStop for New Industry Users (Added)

September 21, 2022
Announcement - October 05 2022

Training Event: OneStop Geothermal Well Licence – New Functionality

October 05, 2022
Announcement - October 05, 2022

Training Event: OneStop Reclamation Certificate Variance – New Functionality

October 05, 2022
Announcement - October 5, 2022

Training Event: OneStop Record of Site Condition (RoSC) Information Update

October 05, 2022
Announcement - October 6, 2022

OneStop Record of Site Condition (RoSC) Declarations

October 06, 2022
Announcement - November 30, 2022

Seismic Events Southeast of Peace River

November 30, 2022
Announcement - December 22, 2022

Compliance Dashboard - Incident Update

December 22, 2022
Announcement - December 23, 2022

2022 Office Holiday Closure

December 23, 2022
Announcement - December 25, 2022

Compliance Dashboard - Incident Update

December 26, 2022
Announcement - December 30, 2022

Compliance Dashboard - Incident Update

December 30, 2022
Announcement - February 07, 2023

The AER Issues an Environmental Protection Order for Imperial’s Kearl Oil Sands Project

April 12, 2023
Announcement - March 04, 2023

Statement on Everest Canadian Resources Order - updated April 11, 2023

April 11, 2023
Announcement - March 07, 2023

Alberta Energy Regulator meets with Fort Chipewyan Metis Association

March 07, 2023
Announcement - March 08, 2023

AER Response To Communities

March 08, 2023
Announcement - March 16, 2023

Seismic Events Southeast of Peace River

March 16, 2023
Announcement - March 23, 2023

Environmental Protection Order under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act for Obsidian Energy Ltd.

March 23, 2023
Announcement - March 28, 2023 updated AER Board Chair, David Goldie, Provides Kearl Review Update May 16, 2023
Announcement - April 03, 2023 Updated

Order issued to AlphaBow Energy Ltd.

June 08, 2023
Announcement - April 18, 2023

 Statement on Suncor Release of Water

April 18, 2023
Announcement April 22, 2023

Deceased Wildlife Found at Suncor Tailings Pond Updated

April 22, 2023
Announcement - April 24, 2023

AER’s CEO’s opening remarks before the Environment Committee

April 24, 2023
Announcement - May 01, 2023

AER Communications During the Provincial Election Campaign

May 01, 2023
Announcement - May 10, 2023

AER’s Customer Contact Centre phone lines are currently down - resolved

May 10, 2023
Announcement - May 14, 2023

Suncor Mildred Lake Site Avian Deaths

May 14, 2023
Announcement - May 31, 2023

Tailings Management Reports

May 31, 2023
Announcement - June 19, 2023 AER supports free access to CSA standards June 19, 2023
Announcement - June 20, 2023

Heavy rain impacting energy development sites 

June 20, 2023
Announcement - July 26, 2023 Cold Lake Birds Incident July 26, 2023
Announcement - September 7, 2023

AER directs the Orphan Well Association to intervene at AlphaBow Energy sites

September 07, 2023
Announcement - September 19, 2023 updated

AER directs the Orphan Well Association to provide care of all Tallahassee Exploration Inc. sites  

November 29, 2023
Announcement - October 3, 2023

AER shares update on Imperial‘s Kearl tailings management

October 03, 2023
Announcement - October 11, 2023

AER Statement Regarding Globe and Mail’s Article, October 11

October 11, 2023
Announcement - October 26, 2023

AER publishes 2022 State of Fluid Tailings Management for Mineable Oil Sands Report

October 26, 2023
Announcement - November 23, 2023

Alberta Energy Regulator Denies Request for Reconsideration by Alberta Wilderness Association

November 23, 2023
Announcement - November 24, 2023

Suncor Fort Hills Site, Surface Runoff Release

November 24, 2023
Announcement - November 28, 2023

Laurie Pushor AER CEO Opening Remarks to the ENVI Parliamentary Committee, 9:00 a.m. MT, Nov. 28, 2023 (by remote)

November 28, 2023
Announcement - December 8, 2023

2023 Office Holiday Closure 

December 08, 2023