Alberta Energy Regulator

Alberta Energy Regulator

November 23, 2014 19:33 ET

AER Responds to Sour Gas Release Near Airdrie

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 23, 2014) - The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is responding to a release of sour gas from a Toro Oil (formerly Kallisto Energy) well 4 kilometres south of Airdrie. The company has since secured the well.

AER staff worked with company personnel and well control experts to gain control of the well. There were odours detected in the area and on site air monitoring registered low levels of sour gas. At no time was the public at risk. As a precaution, the City of Airdrie Fire Department evacuated a number of nearby residents on the evening of November 22.

The release began at approximately 6:30 p.m. November 22.

The AER ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.

Contact Information

  • Cara Tobin
    AER Office of Public Affairs
    Media line: 1-855-474-6356