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, all links in this page are externalexternal link icon unless otherwise stated.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in 12 of Canada's 13 provinces and territories they offer a video icon YouTube channel.

General and economic resources are reported first in this list, then resources and topics alphabetically.

General and Economic External Resources​

Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR)
ACR offers solutions and seeks balance to ensure the orderly development of Canadian resources.  The ACR has 187 members that create billions of dollars worth economic activity in Alberta every year. 

Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHI)
AIHA is a non-profit cooperative group of five municipalities dedicated toward sustainable eco-industrial development. AIHA was created in 1998 by the municipalities within the geographic area, including the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon. In 2010, the City of Edmonton became the fifth official municipal partner.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
AUMA aims to provide leadership in advocating local government interests to the provincial government and other organizations, and provides services that address the needs of its membership.

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
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.

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.

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)
CAEP formed in 1998 is a regional alliance of 41 Alberta municipalities. CAEP facilitates the collaboration between communities, business and government by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development.

Consumers Association of Alberta
An independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization, the Alberta chapter of the Consumer Association of Canada. They 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.

Consumers Association of Canada (CAC)
CAC, founded in 1947, is an independent, not-for-profit, volunteer-based, charitable organization. They 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.

Government

Energy related government, government supported and research listings
           Agencies responsible to Alberta Energy

Industrial Association of Southern Alberta (IASA)
IASA represents and advocates for the interests of manufacturers and processors in Southern Alberta in order to maintain a positive climate for investment, economic diversity and wealth generation for Albertans.

International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward professional development, improved service to employers and the public, and advancements within the right of way profession.

Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA)
LICA was formed to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure the growing development is conducted in a responsible manner.

Orphan Well Association (OWA)
OWA is a not for profit organization unique to the province of Alberta that manages the abandonment of upstream oil and gas orphan wells, pipelines, facilities and the remediation and reclamation of their associated sites. Abandoned Wells map (GeoDiscover).

  • Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA)
    Joint Ventures have been a part of the oil and gas industry in western Canada since the first wells were drilled. PJVA enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships and activities.

Special Areas Board
Covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in southeastern Alberta, the board is responsible for the administration of the area as it relates to providing all municipal services as well as the leasing of public lands within the area. The Board is responsible for all local roads, comprising some 5,000 miles within the area. All revenue and expenditures are controlled by the Board through the Special Areas trust account.

Coal and Minerals

Coal Mine map viewer (AER)
This AER interactive map shows the locations of over 2,000 coal mines, and exploratory and experimental excavations, which are currently operating in Alberta or have operated in the past.

AER data and publications (AER)
The AER publishes a variety of publications related to coal resource development and production. Some of these publications contain coal maps. Some AER publications are available online at no charge. Others are available for purchase.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
APEGA is a self-governing association responsible to the people of Alberta for the licensing of professional engineers, geologists, geoscientists and geophysicists. They also maintain professional standards and upholding the Code of Ethics.

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.

Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) 
CFES formerly known as the Canadian Geoscience Council, provides an open forum for communications, discussion and debate to ensure the effectiveness and influence of the geosciences in addressing the needs of the people of Canada, especially with regard to the quality of life, economic prosperity, and the maintenance and improvement of the natural environment.

Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
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.

Clean Coal Centre (CCC) International Energy Agency (IEA)
The CCC under the IEA provides unbiased information on the sustainable use of coal world-wide. Funded by member countries and industrial sponsors IEA CCC products include in-depth topical reports and online databases of coal information.

Coal Association of Canada (CAC)
CAC, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, represents companies engaged in the exploration, development, use and transportation of coal. Its members include major coal producers and coal-using utilities, the railroads and ports, and industry suppliers of goods and services.

Diamond Potential of Alberta (Alberta Geological Survey - AGS)
Kimberlites, the most important primary rock type where diamonds may occur. The website also explains why Alberta is favourable for discoveries of diamonds. AGS, as part of the Alberta Energy Regulator, provides geological information and expertise to government, industry and the public about Alberta’s earth resources and geological processes for resource stewardship and sustainable development.

Alberta Geological Survey's Interactive Minerals Map
Under the Alberta Geological Survey's Open Data section, this map is available along with many other maps and data sets.

Mining and Materials (NRCan)
Natural Resources Canada is the federal government's primary source of scientific and technological knowledge, and policy advice, on Canada's mineral and metal resources and on explosives regulation and technology.

Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
MAC's mission is to promote, through the collective action of members, the growth and development of Canada's mining and mineral-processing industry, for the benefit of all Canadians.

Natural Resources Conservation Board (NRCB)
The NRCB provides an impartial forum for the review of natural resource development projects and regulates confined feeding operations in Alberta. The NRCB’s mandate is to determine whether these projects/developments are in the public interest, which means balancing the social, environmental and economic interests of Albertans.

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC)
NADC is a regional development council that identifies and implements measures to advance northern development, as well as advise government on opportunities and issues. The NADC is involved with projects and initiatives in transportation, value-added agriculture, tourism, educational initiatives and inter-jurisdictional projects.

Prospectors Development Association of Canada (PDAC)
PDAC founded in 1932, represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The association has over 6,000 individual members (including prospectors, developers, geoscientists, consultants, mining executives, and students, as well as those involved in the drilling, financial, investment, legal and other support fields) and 950 corporate members (including senior, mid-size and junior mining companies and organizations providing services to the mineral industry).

Special Areas Board
The Board is a unique rural municipal area covering approximately 2.1 million hectares in southeastern Alberta. The Board is responsible for the administration of the area as it relates to providing all municipal services as well as the leasing of public lands within the area. The Board is responsible for all local roads, comprising some 5,000 miles within the area. All revenue and expenditures are controlled by the Board through the Special Areas trust account.

World Coal Association (WCA)
WCA is a global industry association comprised of the major international coal producers and stakeholders. Membership is open to companies and not-for-profit organizations with a stake in the future of coal from anywhere in the world.  

Electricity

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)
As a non-profit, independent system operator, AESO leads the safe, reliable and economic operation and planning of Alberta’s interconnected power system. The AESO also facilitates Alberta’s hourly wholesale electricity market.

Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations (AFREA)
AFREA is a non-profit organization operating under the Rural Utilities Act. The AFREA represents it's members to industry and government stakeholders.

Balancing Pool
The Balancing Pool plays a prominent role in managing the Power Purchase Arrangements of several major power plants. The Balancing Pool was established in 1999 by the Government of Alberta to help manage the certain assets, revenues and expenses arising from the transition to competition in Alberta's electric industry.

Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta (IPPSA)
IPPSA was founded in 1993 as a forum for dialogue among Alberta’s power producers and a proponent of competition in Alberta’s electricity market.

Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA)
Alberta's MSA monitors Alberta's electricity and natural gas markets for fairness and balance in the public interest.

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)
NERC ensures the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. NERC is a self-regulatory organization, subject to oversight by the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and governmental authorities in Canada.

Utilities Consumer Advocate (UCA)
The UCA works to ensure Alberta consumers have the information, representation and protection they need in Alberta's restructured electricity and natural gas markets.

Western Governors' Association
The Western Governors' Association's Western Renewable Energy Zones initiative seeks to identify those areas in the West with vast renewable resources to expedite the development and delivery of renewable energy to where it is needed. Renewable energy resources are being analyzed within 11 states, two Canadian provinces and areas in Mexico that are part of the Western Interconnection.

Resource Land Access

Alberta Land Titles
Alberta's rich soil and picturesque recreation areas are two of the province's most valuable resources. To ensure that these resources continue to be owned and enjoyed by Albertans and other Canadians.

AltaLis
Since April 1998 the AltaLIS team has been performing the continued updating, re-engineering, storage, distribution, value-added redistribution and general management of four primary provincial mapping data sets - Urban Cadastral, Rural Cadastral, Topographic and Small Scale. AltaLIS makes Alberta's base mapping infrastructure more available, accessible, accurate and affordable.

Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGA)
APEGA is a self-governing association responsible to the people of Alberta for the licensing of professional engineers, geologists, geoscientists and geophysicists. They maintain professional standards and uphold their Code of Ethics.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
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. Headquarters of the Society are located in Calgary, Alberta.

Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA)
CEMA is a registered not-for-profit, non-governmental organization established in 2000 in Fort McMurray. CEMA's mandate is to study the cumulative environmental effects of industrial development in the region and produce guidelines and management frameworks to protect the area.

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.

Geological Survey of Canada
The GSC is Canada's premier agency for geo scientific information and research, with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada's resources, environmental protection, and technology innovation.

Geoscientists Canada
Geoscientists Canada exists to serve the profession of geoscience in Canada. The organization works on behalf of its members – the 9 regulatory bodies that register geoscientists and regulate their practice in Canada’s provinces and territories. It facilitates and coordinates national projects designed to enhance protection of the public and safeguard public interests as related to geoscience practice.

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
URISA Alberta is a provincial chapter of URISA International, one of the longest-running Information Systems organizations in the world. URISA began in the U.S. in 1963, it is a non-profit organization focused on Information Technology education and issues. There are over 4,000 members internationally with sister organizations in Asia, Australia and Europe. 

Energy Processing

Alberta Industrial Heartland Association (AIHI)
AIHA is a non-profit cooperative group of five municipalities dedicated toward sustainable eco-industrial development. AIHA was created in 1998 by the municipalities within the geographic area, including the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and the Counties of Lamont, Strathcona and Sturgeon. In 2010, the City of Edmonton became the fifth official municipal partner.

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 Plastics Industry Association (CPIA)
CPIA is an industry organization designed to deliver core services and value to members of the Canadian plastics community.

Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP)
CAEP formed in 1998 is a regional alliance of 41 Alberta municipalities. CAEP facilitates the collaboration between communities, business and government by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development.

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)
CIAC formerly known as the Canadian Chemical Producers Association represents over 65 member-companies and Responsible Care Partners with more than 200 basic chemical and resin manufacturing sites across Canada, accounting for more than 90 per cent of basic chemical and resin manufacturing operations in Canada. Together, these companies generate revenues of more than $20 billion annually.

Natural Gas

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.

Calgary Mineral Exploration Group (MEG)
The Calgary MEG Society is a non-profit association incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. The mandate of the MEG is to foster a recognition of the importance of mineral exploration and the development of mineral resources in Alberta.

Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC)
CAGC works pro-actively to develop and maintain a business environment in which the geophysical and support industries can earn a fair rate of return on invested capital and provide new employment opportunities for Canadians.

Canadian Oilfield Service and Supply Directory
This national directory first published in 1981 connects buyers to sellers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin offering categories that are unique to the oil and gas industry.

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

Careers in Oil and Gas
The Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of Energy Safety Canada created this site in 2007 the development of the site was directed and funded by key stakeholders within the upstream segment of the industry.

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.
  
Oil

Canadian Association of Oil well Drilling Contractors (CAODC)
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.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)
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.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
CAPL is a professional organization for people involved in all aspects of petroleum land management. Membership includes individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry.

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 Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)
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.

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 Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
CHOA provides technical, educational and social forums for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.

Canadian Oilfield Service and Supply Directory (COSSD)
This national directory first published in 1981 connects buyers to sellers across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin offering categories that are unique to the oil and gas industry.

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)
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.

Careers in Oil and Gas
The Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of Energy Safety Canada created this site in 2007 the development of the site was directed and funded by key stakeholders within the upstream segment of the industry.

Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA)
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.

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.

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.

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.

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
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.

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.

Oil Sands
Canadian Heavy Oil Association (CHOA)
CHOA provides technical, educational and social forums for those employed in, or associated with, the heavy oil and oil sands industries.

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. This site covers the Canadian energy system from the mainstays of oil, oil sands, natural gas, coal, nuclear and hydropower through to solar, wind, thermal, biomass, geothermal and fuel cells.

Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)
COSIA is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada's oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.

Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative (HAI)
The HAI is an independent international research partnership that effectively amalgamates the scientific and technical expertise of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (Germany) and the University of Alberta (Canada) to jointly develop solutions to key challenges in fields such as energy and the environment, ecosystem and resource informatics, and health.

Institute for Oil Sands Innovation at the University of Alberta
The Institute has a vision for Oil sands operations that use little or no water, consume less energy, generate lower greenhouse gas emissions and yield high-quality products at lower costs.

Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA )
LICA was formed to provide residents with a timely response to concerns identified in the Lakeland area and to ensure the growing development is conducted in a responsible manner.

Natural Resources Canada 
NRCan’s scientists conduct R&D related to oil sands and heavy oil processing in order to reduce the environmental impact of production and produce cleaner fossil fuels. NRCan works on research initiatives in collaboration with national and international partners through standards boards, industry, government departments, consortia, provincial governments and universities. Unique pilot plant facilities in Devon, Alberta demonstrate the viability of technologies and evaluate technologies developed by industry or governments.

Oil Sands Community Alliance
Formerly known as the Oil Sands Developers Group, the Oil Sands Community Alliance represents oil sands operators and developers, and works in cooperation with related industries, government, Aboriginal peoples, and other organizations active in the Athabasca oil sands region to define and address regional issues related to oil sands development, and to communicate accurate, credible information about Athabasca oil sands activity.

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.

Oil Sands Information Portal
The Oil Sands Information Portal is a one-window, source about the environmental impacts of oil sands development. It includes an interactive map and downloadable datasets.

Oil Sands Sustainable Development Secretariat (closed in 2016 link to archive information in this site)
The Secretariat collaborated with ministries, industry, communities and stakeholders to address the social, infrastructure, environmental and economic impacts of oil sands development. It was a main point of contact for inquiries from the public, industry and stakeholders on the government’s plan for managing growth in the oil sands.

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.

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
PTAC is a non-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.  

Tenure   

Alberta Association of Surface Land Agents (AASLA)
AASLA is an association of people involved in all aspects of surface land acquisition in various industries.
 
Alberta Land Titles
Alberta's rich soil and picturesque recreation areas are two of the province's most valuable resources. To ensure that these resources continue to be owned and enjoyed by Albertans and other Canadians, the Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act and Regulations were passed.
 
Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (CAPLA)
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.
 
Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL)
CAPL is a professional organization for people involved in all aspects of petroleum land management. Membership includes individuals responsible for the acquisition, administration and disposition of mineral and/or surface rights for petroleum exploration and production companies, as well as related service and financial companies in the energy industry.
 
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.  
 
Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA)
Joint Ventures have been a part of the oil and gas industry in western Canada since the first wells were drilled. PJVA enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships and activities.
 
Surface Rights Board (SRB)
SRB is a quasi-judicial board authorized under the Surface Rights Act to determine compensation related to energy activities.
 

Unconventional Resources

Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR)
The CSUR has been a non-profit society in Alberta since 2002. The organization has since been active in encouraging the responsible development of our country's unconventional hydrocarbon resources, focusing on: Shale Gas, Light Tight Oil, Gas Hydrates, Natural Gas from Coal, Tight Gas Sands and Carbonates.

FracFocus
Is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission it was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area. The site also provides objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, the purposes they serve and the means by which groundwater is protected.

Hydraulic Fracturing in Alberta
Alberta has used hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas recovery since the 1950s. Since then, approximately 174,000 wells have been drilled using the technology. This site explains Alberta's water conservation strategy and includes a CAPP video covering hydraulic fracturing factsvideo icon .