Acts and Regulations

The following Acts and Regulations are available from the Alberta Queen's Printer website. A complete listing of Statutes (Acts) and Regulations are also available from the Alberta Queen's Printer.

Under Government Organization Act the responsibility for the following enactments is the Minister of Energy:

Alberta Department of Energy

Alberta Corporate Tax Act
This Act imposes provincial income taxes on corporations in Alberta. Alberta Energy involvement relates to royalty tax credits paid to some taxpayers in connection with royalty on Crown minerals. (Administration of portions of this Act shared with Revenue/Finance Departments)

Coal Conservation Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) governing the development of coal resources and related facilities in Alberta. 

Coal Sales Act
This Act allows regulations to be made governing the sale of coal in Alberta.

Electric Utilities Act 
This Act provides the underlying authority for the restructure of the electric industry in Alberta.

Freehold Mineral Rights Tax Act
This Act imposes a property tax on minerals (currently just oil and gas) in Alberta owned other than by the Crown.

Gas Resources Preservation Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the AER for authorization to remove natural gas from the province.

Gas Utilities Act
This Act governs the distribution of  natural gas in Alberta by investor owned utilities.

Hydro and Electric Energy Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for the construction and operation of electric generation projects, electric transmission facilities and electric distribution systems in Alberta.

Mines and Minerals Act
This Act governs the management and disposition of rights in Crown owned mines and minerals, including the levying and collecting of bonuses, rental and royalties. (Administration of portions of this Act shared with Alberta Environment and Parks)

Natural Gas Marketing Act
This Act establishes a process for producers to approve or not approve the resale prices for gas that will form the basis for the price they receive for supplying the gas. It also provides authority to gather information required to establish some components in the calculation of Crown royalty.

Oil and Gas Conservation Act
This Act establishes a regulatory regime and scheme of approvals administered by the AER  for the development of oil and gas resources and related facilities in Alberta.

Oil Sands Conservation Act
This Act establishes a regulatory regime and scheme of approvals administered by the AER  for the development of oil sands resources and related facilities in Alberta.

Petroleum Marketing Act
This Act establishes the Petroleum Marketing Commission and governs the collection and disposition of the Crown's royalty share of crude oil.

Pipeline Act
This Act establishes a scheme of approvals administered by the AER  for the construction and operation of pipelines in Alberta.

Public Utilities Act
This Act empowers the AUC to regulate the terms of service and rates charged by some utilities in Alberta.

Responsible Energy Development Act
This Act established and governs the conduct of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). 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.    

Water, Gas and Electric Companies Act
This Act governs the conduct of companies in accessing property for the purpose of installing facilities.