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As part of the AER’s mandate, the AER provides credible information about Alberta’s energy resources that can be used for good decision making. To this end, the AER regularly updates ST98: Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook, which gives stakeholders independent and comprehensive information on the state of reserves and supply and demand for Alberta’s diverse energy resources: crude bitumen, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, sulphur, and coal.

The current version of ST98 includes estimates of initial established reserves (recoverable quantities estimated to be in the ground before any production), remaining established reserves (recoverable quantities known to be left in the ground), and ultimate potential (recoverable quantities that have already been discovered plus those that have yet to be discovered). Initial established reserves have not been updated at this time and the revised estimates and remaining reserves data will be provided at a later date.

It also includes, for Alberta’s energy resources, supply and demand estimates for 2016 and a 10-year supply and demand forecast from 2017 through to 2026 (the forecast period). Additionally, this report discusses commodity pricescapital expenditures in the oil and gas sector, and transportation and facilities related to Alberta’s energy resources.

Electronic data files for crude oil and natural gas reserves, as well as PDF maps of designated fields, oil sands areas, development entities, and related ST98 documents, are available for purchase from the AER’s product catalogue, which can be found here.

The ST98: 2017 Executive Summary [PDF] and the ST98: 2017 Infographic [PDF] are available for download in PDF format.

For general inquiries, contact the AER’s Energy Statistics Team at


The following AER staff contributed to this report:

Principal Authors:

    Reserves: Hannah LaPlante, Jim Jenkins, Kevin Parks, Michael Teare, and Shauna Miller

    Supply/Demand and Economics: Afshan Mahmood, Carol Crowfoot, Charles Tamblyn, Glen Tsui, Mussie Yemane, and Shamus Hardie

Data: Amber Sims, David Hiebert, Emilie Parks, Glen Tsui, Joe Li, Joy Liu, Judy VanHorne, MaryAnne Perdek, Michael Schaeffer, Michael Teare, Sally Kan, and Shirley McGuffin

Production: Aaron Dalton, Emilie Parks, Janet Grein, Jennifer Wagner, Joe Li, Joy Liu, Karen Logan, Kevin Walkes, Kristie Bogle, MaryAnne Perdek, Michael Schaeffer, Robert DeGrace, Sally Kan, and Sarah Hamza

Web Team: Jessica Herzog, and Kaylen Gray-Wesley

IT Support: Ania Bergman, Peter Yang, and Sara John

Communications Advisor: Kate Bowering

Coordinator: Glen Tsui