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Name Description Date
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 May 10, 2018
News Release 2018-03-28 March 28, 2018
News Release 2018-02-22 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 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_2 The AER releases Annual Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook Report online February 28, 2017
News Release 2017-02-28 AER issues penalty to Murphy Oil Limited for 2015 spill 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 – June 8, 2020

Annual oil and gas pool reserve files now available in ST98

June 08, 2020
Announcement - February 10, 2020

New version of Thermal In Situ (TIS) Water Publication

February 10, 2020
Announcement – January 9, 2020

AER System Outage - Resolved

January 09, 2020
Announcement – January 7, 2020

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd. Hearing Adjourned

January 07, 2020
Announcement – December 18, 2019

2019 Office Holiday Closure

December 18, 2019
Announcement - November 19, 2019

Training Session: Area-Based Closure

November 19, 2019
Announcement - November 8, 2019

AER-COSIA Memorandum of Understanding 2019

November 08, 2019
Announcement - October 30, 2019

DDS and IAR System Outage: 4:00 p.m. October 31 until 8:00 a.m. November 4

October 30, 2019
Announcement - October 18, 2019

Training Session: New Well Applications Moving into OneStop

October 18, 2019
Announcement - October 10, 2019

Training Sessions: AER’s Record of Site Condition Form

October 10, 2019
Announcement - October 10, 2019

OneStop Delayed

October 10, 2019
Announcement - September 5, 2019

New Well Applications Moving into OneStop

September 05, 2019
Announcement - August 6, 2019

Training Sessions for OneStop Public Lands Act Applications

August 06, 2019
Announcement - June 19, 2019

Scheduled outage for DDS and AER Map Viewers

June 19, 2019
Announcement - June 10, 2019

Field Centre Closure Update

June 10, 2019
Announcement - June 3, 2019

New Reclamation Certificate Application Tool: User Guide

June 03, 2019
Announcement - May 21, 2019

OneStop Release Update

May 21, 2019
Announcement - May 8, 2019

Directive 060 Bulk Upload Templates

May 08, 2019
Announcement - May 1, 2019

OneStop Release Update

May 01, 2019
Announcement - April 24, 2019

Pilot Project on Commingled Abandonment

April 24, 2019
Announcement - March 28, 2019

New Core Research Centre submission notification system added to OneStop

March 28, 2019
Announcement - February 22, 2019

AER Directive 39 Online Submission - OneStop Training Sessions

February 22, 2019
Announcement - January 31, 2019

Public Land Information Session now available on YouTube and Latest OneStop Updates

January 31, 2019
Announcement - January 10, 2019

IAR Query and EPS Query 30-Day Viewing Restrictions Lifted

January 10, 2019
Announcement - December 18, 2018

2018 Office Holiday Closure

December 18, 2018
Announcement - December 5, 2018

Application timelines report published

December 05, 2018
Announcement - November 28, 2018

OneStop Release Update

November 28, 2018
Announcement - November 22, 2018

Training for Area-Based Closure Program

November 22, 2018
Announcement - November 9, 2018

Public Lands OneStop Implementation Information Sessions

November 09, 2018
Announcement - November 1, 2018

The AER has created the Play Workbook: an interactive tool to help Albertans and industry better understand well activity in Alberta’s geological plays.

November 01, 2018
Announcement - October 31, 2018

Updates to Application Processing Times

October 31, 2018
Announcement - October 31, 2018

Updated Joint Operating Procedures

October 31, 2018
Announcement - October 4, 2018

OneStop Scheduled Outage

October 04, 2018
Announcement - September 20, 2018

OneStop Scheduled Outage

September 20, 2018
Announcement - September 17, 2018

OneStop MapViewer Training Sessions

September 17, 2018
Announcement - August 30, 2018

Area-Based Closure OneStop Training Sessions

August 30, 2018
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
Announcement - August 17, 2018

Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) System Outage

August 17, 2018
Announcement - August 3, 2018

OneStop Scheduled Outage

August 03, 2018
Announcement - July 30, 2018

The AER’s ST98: Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook update has been released

July 30, 2018
Announcement - July 18, 2018

OneStop Scheduled Outage

July 18, 2018
Announcement - July 16, 2018

Area-Based Closure Program - Industry Information Sessions

July 16, 2018
Announcement - July 12, 2018

The AER is offerring OneStop training in July and August, 2018.

July 12, 2018
Announcement - June 18, 2018

Annual oil and gas pool reserve files now available in ST98

June 18, 2018
Announcement - June 15, 2018

New OneStop quick reference guides and training videos

June 15, 2018
Announcement - June 11, 2018

Talk AER Decommission

June 11, 2018
Announcement - May 31, 2018

Website Outage

May 31, 2018
Announcement - May 28, 2018

Well, facility, and volumetric data files – now available in Petrinex

May 28, 2018
Announcement - March 29, 2018

Integrated Application Process for Major Projects

March 29, 2018
Announcement - March 22, 2018

Changes to ST100

March 22, 2018
Announcement - March 13, 2018

Integrated Decision Approach Information Sessions

March 13, 2018
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
Announcement - February 16, 2018

Scheduled outage for Well Spacing Map and the AER Order System

February 16, 2018
Announcement - January 23, 2018

Directive 067 – new FAQ

January 23, 2018
Announcement - January 23, 2018

OneStop Scheduled Outage

January 23, 2018
Announcement - December 19, 2017

2017 Office Holiday Closure

December 19, 2017
Announcement - November 8, 2017

OneStop Scheduled Outage

July 08, 2020
Announcement - October 31, 2017

OneStop Scheduled Outage

July 08, 2020
Announcement - October 30, 2017

The Alberta Energy Regulator is working with the RCMP to investigate a break in at the Red Deer Field Centre.

July 08, 2020
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
Announcement - October 10, 2017

Legacy email addresses being decommissioned

October 10, 2017
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
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
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
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
Announcement - July 4, 2017

AER appeal of Redwater Decision to Supreme Court of Canada

July 04, 2017
Announcement - June 28, 2017

Holiday office closure

June 28, 2017
Announcement - June 6, 2017

A revised version of the AER Products and Services catalogue has been released.

June 06, 2017
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
Announcement - May 30, 2017

The AER has posted the Safety Loss Management System presentation.

May 30, 2017
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
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
Announcement - May 5, 2017

The AER is implementing phase two of the venting compliance program.

July 08, 2020
Announcement - April 28, 2017

New Public Lands Disposition Application Requirements

April 28, 2017
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
Announcement - April 18, 2017

Update - Based on feedback we heard from users, the AER has updated the OneStop: Reclamation Certificate tool.

April 18, 2017
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
Announcement - April 11, 2017

The AER’s new 2017-20 strategic plan and overview is now available.

April 11, 2017
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 06, 2017
Announcement - April 5, 2017

A third Safety and Loss Management Systems Program (SMLS) information session has been added.

April 05, 2017
Announcement - March 21, 2017

Court approves receiver for Lexin assets

March 21, 2017
Announcement - March 13, 2017

Planned systems outage

March 13, 2017
Announcement - March 7, 2017

Court of Queen’s Bench upholds and extends order preventing removal of equipment from Lexin sites 


March 07, 2017
Announcement - February 14, 2017

Lexin Interim Order - Updated

February 14, 2017
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
AER updates on COVID-19 August 24, 2020
Relief for Industry During COVID-19 Pandemic Response August 24, 2020