Oil External Resources
American Gas Association (AGA)
The AGA advocates the interests of its energy utility members and their customers, and provides information and services promoting demand and supply growth and operational excellence in the safe, reliable and cost-competitive delivery of natural gas.
CAODC, founded in 1949, the association has been a place where member companies set aside competitive differences to cooperate on issues that encourage a safer, stronger and more efficient industry.
CAPLA incorporated in 1993, serves individuals and organizations involved in petroleum land administration. Members include Mineral and Surface Administrators, Contract Analysts, Supervisors, Landmen, Land Managers and Land Assistants.
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.
CEPA represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies. Transmission pipelines transport nearly all of Canada's daily crude oil and natural gas production from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and the United States.
CIM is the leading technical society of professionals in the Canadian minerals, metals, materials and energy industries. With over 12,000 national members, CIM strives to be the association of choice for professionals in the minerals industries.
The primary goal of the CSPG is to advance the science of petroleum geology, foster professional development of members, and promote community awareness of the profession.
CASA is a non-profit consensus-based association of senior representatives from government, industry and non-government organizations (including health and environmental groups) who are committed to develop and apply a comprehensive air quality management system for Alberta.
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.
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.
The 26 Member countries of the IEA seek to create the conditions in which the energy sectors of their economies can make the fullest possible contribution to sustainable economic development and the well-being of their people and of the environment. IEA countries recognise the significance of increasing global interdependence in energy.
Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)
PSAC is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC represents a diverse range of over 250 member companies, employing more than 37,000 people and contracting almost exclusively to oil and gas exploration and production companies. PSAC member companies represent over 80 per cent of the business volume generated in the petroleum services industry.
PTAC is a not-for-profit association that facilitates collaborative research and technology development to improve the financial, environmental and safety performance of the Canadian upstream conventional oil and gas industry.
Educational and Research
Alberta Geological Survey (AGS)
AGS provides geology information to help with the exploration, development and conservation of Alberta's resources. AGS is an office operated by the Energy Resources Conservation Board.
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 includes the Alberta Water Research Institute.
Alberta is Energy
Showcases the men and women of Alberta, their careers, challenges and accomplishments, to build awareness of how the energy industry touches Albertans. It recognizes the contribution of oil and gas to Alberta's economy and addresses the important relationship between a healthy, thriving industry and quality of life.
Alberta Research Council (ARC)
ARC, now part of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures is in the business of developing and helping their partners deploy leading edge technology. By putting technology to work, they help build a prosperous province, secure a sustainable future and maintain a high quality of life for Albertans.
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.
Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI)
CERI, founded in 1975, is an independent, non-profit research institute committed to excellence in the analysis of energy economics and related environmental policy issues in the producing, transportation, and consuming sectors. Members include experts from the Federal and Provincial governments, the University of Calgary, and about 100 energy-related private sector companies.
Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
CFIB works on behalf of more than 100,000 independent business owners in every sector and region in Canada to lobby for small and medium businesses at the federal, provincial and local levels of government.
Canadian Residential Energy End-Use Data and Analysis Centres (CREEDAC)
CREEDACs holds the National Energy Use Database (NEUD) it is one component of the Green Plan, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy efficiency and promoting the use of alternative sources of energy. The NEUD is an information base on energy consumption at the end use level for all energy consuming sectors.
Consumers Association of Canada (CAC)
CAC, founded in 1947, is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization. Their mandate is to inform and educate consumers on marketplace issues, to advocate for consumers with government and industry, and work with government and industry to solve marketplace problems.
Energy Council of Canada
The Energy Council of Canada is the Canadian Member Committee of the World Energy Council. With over 100 members from Canada's energy sector, it is a non-profit organization vehicle for strategic thinking, networking and action by senior executives to forge a better understanding of energy issues, in order to optimally shape the energy sector for the benefit of all Canadians.
Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
REPP's goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs. The project produces information, creates policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups.
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)
IOGCC is a multi-state US government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.
National Energy Board (NEB)
The NEB is an independent federal agency that regulates several aspects of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.
Oil Sands Discovery Centre
The Oil Sands Discovery Centre, located in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, presents the history, science and technology of the oil sands industry through exhibits demonstrations and theatre presentations.
From publications to electronic data, census to survey information, www.statcan.ca is the official Government of Canada source for Canadian social and economic statistics and products.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Over a decade ago, most countries joined this international treaty, the UNFCCC to begin to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. More recently, a number of nations approved an addition to the treaty: the Kyoto Protocol, which has more powerful (and legally binding) measures.
World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute is an independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
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 Geological Survey (AGS)
AGS provides geoscience information and expertise needed by government, industry and the public for earth-resources stewardship and sustainable development in Alberta.
Alberta Queen's Printer
The Alberta Queen’s Printer publishes, distributes and sells Alberta’s Acts, Regulations and various legislation-related materials. Through the e-commerce site more than 2,200 products are offered in a variety of formats. Alberta’s laws are available online free of charge.
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association aims to provide leadership in advocating local government interests to the provincial government and other organizations, and will provide services that address the needs of its membership.
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency's role is to provide Canadians with high-quality environmental assessments that contribute to informed decision making, in support of sustainable development.
Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB)
The ERCB is an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta. Its mission is to ensure that the discovery, development, and delivery of Alberta's energy resources take place in a manner that is fair, responsible, and in the public interest.
Environment Canada's Green Lane helps connect Canadians, exchange information and share knowledge for environmental decision-making.
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 Alberta's agricultural community.
Geological Survey of Canada (GSC)
The GSC is Canada's premier agency for geoscientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.
Government of Alberta
The Government of Alberta's main site, alberta.ca is the central source of information in Alberta.
Government of BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resouces
This BC ministry has the following goals; stimulating mineral exploration, encouraging oil and gas exploration in under-explored basins and encouraging expansion of B.C.’s clean energy sources including independent power production and alternative energy industries.
Government of Canada
The Government of Canada offers services for Canadian consumers and businesses.
Government of Saskatchewan Energy and Resources
This Saskatchewan ministry has the following mandate; to achieve full and responsible development of Saskatchewan's energy, mineral and forestry resources; to work with businesses to expand the Saskatchewan economy by promoting, co-ordinating and implementing policies, strategies and programs that encourage sustainable economic growth, and to optimize revenues to fund government programs and services.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
INAC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North. INAC's responsibilities are largely determined by numerous statutes, negotiated agreements and relevant legal decisions. Most of the Department's programs, representing a majority of its spending - are delivered through partnerships with Aboriginal communities and federal-provincial or federal-territorial agreements.
National Energy Board (NEB)
The National Energy Board is an independent federal agency that regulates several aspects of Canada's energy industry. Its purpose is to promote safety, environmental protection and economic efficiency in the Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament in the regulation of pipelines, energy development and trade.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
NRCan plays a pivotal role in helping shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment. This sector - forests, energy, minerals and metals, and landmass, as well as related industries - is one of the most productive, high-tech sectors in the global economy.
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States; promote technological discoveries; and to ensure a clean environment.
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA, created by U.S. Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. It provides policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.
U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.