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Date Raw Name Description Date
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
20161025 News Release 2016-10-25 The Alberta Energy Regulator has issued a formal notice of investigation to Trilogy Energy Corporation October 25, 2016
20161004 News Release 2016-10-04 Apache pleads guilty after two pipeline failures October 04, 2016
20160714 News Release 2016-07-14 New Rules Target Tailings Ponds July 14, 2016
20160614 News Release 2016-06-14 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to ConocoPhillips June 14, 2016
20160527 Public Statement 2016-05-27 AER appeals Court of Queen’s Bench Redwater decision May 27, 2016
20160321 News Release 2016-03-21 CNRL Primrose incident caused by excessive steaming; AER releases final investigation report March 21, 2016
20160317 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
20160118 News Release 2016-01-18 AER lays charges against Apache for 2014 pipeline spill January 18, 2016
20151106 News Release 2015-11-06 Results of AER dam safety inspections released November 06, 2015
20151028 News Release 2015-10-28 AER CEO Orders Hearing to Review Ferus Application October 28, 2015
20151021 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
20151019 News Release 2015-10-19 Charges laid regarding October 2013 Apache Zama City pipeline spill October 19, 2015
20151016 News Release 2015-10-16 Charges laid regarding October 2013 Obed Mountain Coal Mine spill October 16, 2015
20150921 News Release 2015-09-21 The AER Responding to a Natural Gas Well Blowout near Fox Creek September 21, 2015
20150917 News Release 2015-09-17 AER seeks feedback on draft requirements for managing tailings in Alberta September 17, 2015
20150916 News Release 2015-09-16 AER allows resumption of 10 production pipelines at Nexen Long Lake; 45 lines remain shut in September 16, 2015
20150906 News Release 2015-09-06 AER allows resumption of utility pipelines at Nexen Long Lake; 55 lines remain shut in September 06, 2015
20150828 News Release 2015-08-28 AER issues Suspension Order to Nexen August 28, 2015
20150818 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
20150811 News Release 2015-08-11 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to Syncrude August 11, 2015
20150808 News Release 2015-08-08 AER responding to waterfowl deaths at a Syncrude site in the Fort McMurray area August 08, 2015
20150717 News Release 2015-07-17 AER issues Environmental Protection Order to Nexen July 17, 2015
20150716 News Release 2015-07-16 AER responding to a pipeline failure near Fort McMurray July 16, 2015
20150707 News Release 2015-07-07 Apache Canada Ltd subject to AER enforcement action July 07, 2015
20150703 News Release 2015-07-03 Alberta Energy Regulator shuts in wells following compliance sweeps in the Peace River area July 03, 2015
20150629 News Release 2015-06-29 AER releases annual reserves report June 29, 2015
20150313 News Release 2015-03-13 AER suspends Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oil Sands Mining Schemes March 13, 2015
20150311 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
20150219 News Release 2015-02-19 AER responding to seismic events in the Fox Creek area February 19, 2015
20150218 News Release 2015-02-18 AER expands public reporting with new dashboard February 18, 2015