Important Notice

Effective January 2020, all Gas Reference, NGL and Sulphur prices will be available on the Natural Gas price section of Alberta.ca.

The Alberta Natural Gas Reference Price is a representative market price for natural gas bought and sold within the province, calculated using a simplified netback model.  The Natural Gas Reference Price is a critical input into the valuation of the Crown’s royalty volume.

Historical information is also available, including:

Gas Reference Prices from 1994 to present $/GJ (dollars per gigajoule)

 JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct. Nov.Dec.
20191.552.101.990.911.220.550.870.820.761.632.19 2.22
20181.741.761.541.260.780.751.140.941.031.211.591.69
20172.862.392.202.342.462.391.831.721.201.111.921.82
20162.111.821.361.110.941.231.821.822.122.412.482.75
20152.832.512.532.302.332.362.382.562.552.402.212.12
20143.615.204.904.214.214.173.983.633.643.573.473.39
20132.762.692.853.143.243.172.782.372.142.493.063.22
20122.562.131.831.631.581.751.922.051.942.362.902.98
20113.493.403.193.303.393.513.423.323.143.172.992.92
20104.884.684.053.263.373.493.423.253.142.923.043.34
20095.774.664.013.413.132.972.942.722.483.403.774.51
20086.186.727.528.118.929.819.847.356.286.276.266.36
20076.276.826.926.746.616.215.434.814.424.965.545.85
20069.527.386.476.185.715.295.225.845.124.406.517.05
20056.025.946.306.796.516.346.877.459.4611.3810.8110.54
20046.105.835.495.646.286.476.175.995.215.296.586.70
20035.886.838.945.885.735.935.585.085.194.924.605.11
20023.712.713.233.913.913.543.172.933.514.274.854.94
200111.218.056.486.595.744.443.753.532.762.403.333.20
20002.502.622.723.103.354.334.423.934.665.535.798.28
19992.041.901.801.902.212.222.332.602.862.723.062.54
19981.801.731.711.841.841.711.831.781.561.862.192.22
19972.772.281.391.441.571.651.591.571.732.072.371.95
19961.621.611.601.511.411.371.381.381.201.281.792.36
19951.391.251.201.191.251.271.101.071.201.251.291.39
19941.932.042.071.821.801.661.731.661.501.351.531.56

 

Average Market Prices from 1988 to 1993

 Jan.Feb.Mar.AprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.
19931.461.421.471.531.591.561.491.501.551.561.871.94
19921.361.261.221.241.261.281.211.281.281.451.451.44
19911.641.591.491.421.381.301.251.181.181.221.331.36
19901.621.641.591.531.551.501.501.481.481.521.581.64
19891.621.621.581.551.541.501.461.461.471.471.521.55
19881.561.631.601.531.481.461.531.531.531.551.591.61