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Date Raw Name Description Date
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
Date Raw Name Description Date
20190806 Announcement - August 6, 2019 Training Sessions for OneStop Public Lands Act Applications August 06, 2019
20190619 Announcement - June 19, 2019 Scheduled outage for DDS and AER Map Viewers June 19, 2019
20190610 Announcement - June 10, 2019 Field Centre Closure Update June 10, 2019
20190603 Announcement - June 3, 2019 New Reclamation Certificate Application Tool: User Guide June 03, 2019
20190521 Announcement - May 21, 2019 OneStop Release Update May 21, 2019
20190508 Announcement - May 8, 2019 Directive 060 Bulk Upload Templates May 08, 2019
20190501 Announcement - May 1, 2019 OneStop Release Update May 01, 2019
20190424 Announcement - April 24, 2019 Pilot Project on Commingled Abandonment April 24, 2019
20190328 Announcement - March 28, 2019 New Core Research Centre submission notification system added to OneStop March 28, 2019
20190222 Announcement - February 22, 2019 AER Directive 039 Online Submission - OneStop Training Sessions February 22, 2019
20190131 Announcement - January 31, 2019 Public Land Information Session now available on YouTube and Latest OneStop Updates January 31, 2019
20190110 Announcement - January 10, 2019 IAR Query and EPS Query 30-Day Viewing Restrictions Lifted January 10, 2019
20181219 Announcement - December 19, 2018 2018 Office Holiday Closure December 19, 2018
20181205 Announcement - December 5, 2018 Application timelines report published December 05, 2018
20181128 Announcement - November 28, 2018 OneStop Release Update November 28, 2018
20181122 Announcement - November 22, 2018 Training for Area-Based Closure Program has been postponed until early 2019. November 22, 2018
20181109 Announcement - November 9, 2018 Public Lands OneStop Implementation Information Sessions November 09, 2018
20181101 Announcement - November 1, 2018 The AER has created the Play Workbook November 01, 2018
20181031 Announcement - October 31, 2018 Updated Joint Operating Procedures October 31, 2018
20181031 Announcement - October 31, 2018 Updates to Application Processing Times October 31, 2018
20181004 Announcement - October 4, 2018 OneStop Scheduled Outage October 04, 2018
20180926 Announcement - September 20, 2018 UPDATED: OneStop Scheduled Outage September 26, 2018
20180917 Announcement - September 17, 2018 OneStop MapViewer Training Sessions September 17, 2018
20180830 Announcement - August 30, 2018 Area Based Closure OneStop Training Sessions August 30, 2018
20180829 Announcement - August 29, 2018 The Core Research Centre will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31 for building construction work. August 29, 2018
20180820 Announcement - August 20, 2018 Resolved: Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) System Outage August 20, 2018
20180803 Announcement - August 3, 2018 OneStop Scheduled Outage August 03, 2018
20180730 Announcement - July 30, 2018 The AER’s ST98: Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook update has been released. July 30, 2018
20180718 Announcement - July 18, 2018 OneStop Scheduled Outage July 18, 2018
20180716 Announcement - July 16, 2018 Area-Based Closure Program - Industry Information Sessions July 16, 2018
20180712 Announcement - July 12, 2018 The AER is offerring OneStop training in July and August, 2018. July 12, 2018
20180618 Announcement - June 18, 2018 Annual oil and gas pool reserve files now available in ST98 June 18, 2018
20180615 Announcement - June 15, 2018 New OneStop quick reference guides and training videos June 15, 2018
20180611 Announcement - June 11, 2018 Talk AER Decommission June 11, 2018
20180531 Announcement - May 31, 2018 Website outages from June 1 until June 2 May 31, 2018
20180528 Announcement - May 28, 2018 Well, facility, and volumetric data files – now available in Petrinex May 28, 2018
20180329 Announcement - March 29, 2018 Integrated Application Process for Major Projects March 29, 2018
20180322 Announcement - March 22, 2018 Changes to ST100 March 22, 2018
20180313 Announcement - March 13, 2018 Integrated Decision Approach Information Sessions March 13, 2018
20180312 Announcement - March 12, 2018 The AER is hosting information sessions on map viewer navigation and customization and on notification reports and submissions. March 12, 2018
20180216 Announcement - February 16, 2018 Scheduled outage for Well Spacing Map and the AER Order System February 16, 2018
20180123 Announcement - January 23, 2018 Directive 067 – new FAQ January 23, 2018
20180123 Announcement - January 23, 2018 OneStop Scheduled Outage January 23, 2018
20171219 Announcement - December 19, 2017 2017 Office Holiday Closure December 19, 2017
20171108 Announcement - November 8, 2017 OneStop Scheduled Outage November 08, 2017
20171031 Announcement - October 31, 2017 OneStop Scheduled Outage October 31, 2017
20171030 Announcement - October 30, 2017 The Alberta Energy Regulator is working with the RCMP to investigate a break in at the Red Deer Field Centre. October 30, 2017
20171024 Announcement - October 24, 2017 The AER is holding an information session to introduce our new online process for all pipeline amendments applications October 24, 2017
20171010 Announcement - October 10, 2017 Legacy email addresses being decommissioned October 10, 2017
20170928 Announcement - September 28, 2017 The Dam Safety Program web page has been updated to include the Dam and Pond Map, which displays all 119 AER-regulated ponds across the province. September 28, 2017
20170921 Announcement - September 21, 2017 The AER has published Voices of Understanding, a facilitator’s guide to Blackfoot decision-making circles and ethical spaces, and a “What We Heard” report summarizing data from 2016 focus testing. September 21, 2017
20170907 Announcement - September 7, 2017 The AER is hosting several industry information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton to provide a general update on the Integrated Decision Approach. September 07, 2017
20170727 Announcement - July 27, 2017 Effective immediately, the CRC facility will be open on Mondays as well (except AER designated holidays), subject to a few service restrictions. July 27, 2017
20170704 Announcement - July 4, 2017 AER appeal of Redwater Decision to Supreme Court of Canada July 04, 2017
20170629 Announcement - June 28, 2017 Holiday office closure June 29, 2017
20170606 Announcement - June 6, 2017 A revised version of the AER Products and Services catalogue has been released. June 06, 2017
20170605 Announcement - June 5, 2017 The AER is hosting industry training sessions in Calgary to explain how to use the OneStop platform to submit pipeline applications. June 05, 2017
20170530 Announcement - May 30, 2017 The AER has posted the Safety Loss Management System presentation. May 30, 2017
20170512 Announcement - May 12, 2017 Update - On Monday, May 15, all external AER systems are operational following a preventative outage in response to the current worldwide ransomware attack. May 12, 2017
20170508 Announcement - May 8, 2017 The AER has named two new members to its executive leadership team: Mark Taylor, executive vice president, Operations; and Carol Crowfoot, executive vice president, Strategy and Regulatory. May 08, 2017
20170505 Announcement - May 5, 2017 The AER is implementing phase two of the venting compliance program. May 05, 2017
20170428 Announcement - April 28, 2017 New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements April 28, 2017
20170419 Announcement - April 19, 2017 Tableau will be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, April 21 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 while the AER performs upgrades to the tool. April 19, 2017
20170418 Announcement - April 18, 2017 Update - Based on feedback we heard from users, the AER has updated the OneStop: Reclamation Certificate tool. April 18, 2017
20170412 Announcement - April 12, 2017 Update - Two additional information sessions have been added to discuss improvements to the application requirements for submitting an application for a public lands disposition. April 12, 2017
20170411 Announcement - April 11, 2017 The AER’s new 2017-20 strategic plan and overview is now available. April 11, 2017
20170409 Announcement - April 6, 2017 Update April 9 - The login issues related to AER systems and tools, including Digital Data Submission (DDS), have been resolved. April 09, 2017
20170405 Announcement - April 5, 2017 A third Safety and Loss Management Systems Program (SMLS) information session has been added. April 05, 2017
20170321 Announcement - March 21, 2017 Court approves receiver for Lexin assets March 21, 2017
20170313 Announcement - March 13, 2017 Planned systems outage March 13, 2017
20170307 Announcement - March 7, 2017 Court of Queen’s Bench upholds and extends order preventing removal of equipment from Lexin sites 
 March 07, 2017
20170306 Announcement - February 14, 2017 Lexin Interim Order - Updated March 06, 2017
20170201 Announcement - February 1, 2017 The AER is hosting several industry information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton to introduce the integrated decision approach. February 01, 2017