Acts and regulations

The Alberta Queen’s Printer website has a searchable listing of all statutes (acts) and regulations. The following legislation relates to natural gas:

Gas Resources Preservation Act

This act establishes approvals administered by the Department of Energy and the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) for authorization to remove natural gas from the province. See:

Mines and Minerals Act

This act governs the management and disposition of rights in Crown-owned mines and minerals. It includes the levying and collecting of bonuses, rental and royalties. Alberta Environment and Parks shares the administration of portions of this act.

Gas Utilities Act

This act governs the distribution of gas in Alberta by investor-owned utilities. See:

Natural Gas Marketing Act

This act establishes a process for producers to either approve or not approve the resale price of gas. The resale price forms the basis for the price producers receive for supplying the gas. The act also provides authority to gather information required to calculate Crown royalty.

Natural Gas Price Protection Act

This act enables Cabinet to authorize rebates to eligible Albertans in accordance with regulations. The Energy Minister would concur that the Alberta price for gas is or is likely to be greater than a price prescribed by regulation.

Contact

To connect with Gas Royalty Operations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)

Edmonton:

Email: oil.gas.royalty@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Energy
Gas Royalty Operations
7th Floor, North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

Calgary:

Email: gasvaluation.energy@gov.ab.ca

Address:
Alberta Energy
Pricing and Analysis
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2