Alberta Energy Regulator continues restructuring, laying off staff

The Alberta Energy Regulator continues to lay off employees as it undergoes a massive restructuring. The AER confirmed to Global News on Wednesday it is in the process of rolling out its new structure and that has resulted in job…

Alberta companies face charges after 2018 hydrogen sulphide leak near Spirit River

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2020 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s energy regulator has laid charges against three oil and gas companies after a release…

Alberta needs better rules to ensure polluters clean up wells: Orphan Well Association

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2020 8:03 pm Updated January 14, 2020 8:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A group tasked with cleaning up Alberta’s thousands of…

Failure of Calgary-based junior oil and gas producer threatens to create up to 1,400 orphan wells

The latest failure of a Calgary-based junior oil and gas producer could add more than 1,400 wells to a provincial inventory of orphaned petroleum assets, warns the Alberta Orphan Well Association. The total estimated abandonment and reclamation bill associated with…

Fort McKay First Nation chief calls for treaty rights to be upheld as legal battle over oilsands project continues

The chief of the Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta spoke outside the Court of Appeal in Edmonton on Tuesday to explain that his people don’t oppose oil extraction in its vicinity but want their treaty rights respected so…

WATCH: Alberta Energy Regulator investigated

Alberta ethics commissioner Marguerite Trussler, left, Alberta public interest commissioner Marianne Ryan and Alberta auditor general Doug Wylie held a joint news conference in Edmonton on Friday to discuss the findings from their respective independent investigations into the activities related…