Natural Gas External Resources

The following list of organizations and their websites are provided as a resource for website visitors. These websites primarily serve educational, research or public information needs.  Alberta Energy is not responsible for the content or operation of third-party websites or electronic services.


Organizations and associations related to the natural gas industry.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being and sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a socially, environmentally and technically responsible manner. Working closely with their members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA)
CAPPA provides its members with information relevant to new regulations and developments on a regular and timely basis through meetings, seminars, regulatory agencies and other industry associations.  It also provides input and feedback on issues and developments that impact production accountants.

Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas (CSUG)
CSUG supports the exploration and development of all forms of Canadian unconventional gas resources including: Coalbed Methane, Tight Gas Sands, Shale Gas, and Gas Hydrates.

Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC)
EPAC (formerly known as SEPAC, Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada) was formed in 1986 by a group of independent oil and gas executives to create a unified, dynamic voice for emerging and junior oil and gas companies. Supporting more than 300 member companies this association works together to solve industry challenges.

Farmers' Advocate
The Farmers' Advocate and assistants are available for public information meetings on subjects such as surface rights, seismic activity, mineral leasing, trespass and other topics that may be of concern to the agricultural community.

Freehold Owners Association (FHOA)
FHOA was organized in 1999, in an attempt to level the playing field between freeholders and the oil and gas companies that lease their oil and gas interests. FHOA is a federally-incorporated, not-for-profit corporation currently registered to operate in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Surface Rights Board (SRB)
SRB is a quasi-judicial board authorized under the Surface Rights Act to determine compensation related to energy activities.

Educational and Research

Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions
As one of four dynamic new corporations within Alberta's provincially funded research and innovation system, Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions came into being on January 1, 2010. Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions builds on the strengths and successes of the former Alberta Energy Research Institute and now includes the Alberta Water Research Institute.

Canadian Centre for Energy Information
A non-for profit organization supported by research and vetted by reputable, independent sources, this is a key resource for credible, up-to-date energy information. The web portal covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells.

  • Alberta Energy Statistics this interactive map allows you to view Alberta energy locations and offers statistics about each resource.
  • Career Development  Direct links to job boards and advanced education resources give you a head start on exploring the wide range of training programs that are available across the country. If you are already working in the energy sector, we connect you to industry associations so you can locate professional development opportunities in your region and area of interest.
  • Energy Literacy Series  The Energy Literacy Series explores Canada’s energy sources through virtual tours, equipment descriptions, production processes and also present environmental and economic issues to help generate informed discussion in the classroom and at home. 
  • School K-12 The Centre for Energy collaborates with professional curriculum developers to provide first-class materials to assist teachers in achieving their learning objectives.

Programs and Services
Looking for Government of Alberta services and program information? You don't have to know which ministry provides it; just choose your topic and let the Programs and Services website guide you there!


Alberta Economic Development Authority (AEDA)
AEDA works in partnership with the provincial government to provide recommendations and long-term strategic advice on key economic issues.  Members of AEDA include business, academic and municipal leaders from across the province.  Its work helps to increase the province’s ability to create new opportunities at home and abroad.

Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
The AER succeeds the Energy Resources Conservation Board and will take on regulatory functions from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development that relate to public lands, water, and the environment. In this way, the AER will provide full-lifecycle regulatory oversight of energy resource development in Alberta - from application and construction to abandonment and reclamation, and everything in between. - See more at:

Alberta Environment
Alberta’s climate change strategy reflects the Alberta government’s strong commitment to maintaining a healthy economy, securing Albertans’ quality of life and protecting our environment. Alberta Environment is a partner in protecting and enhancing Alberta's natural environment, to ensure the continued enjoyment of a clean and healthy environment by all.

Alberta Utilities Commission
The AUC regulates the utilities sector, natural gas and electricity markets to protect social, economic and environmental interests of Alberta where competitive market forces do not.