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The Alberta Energy Regulator regulates the energy sector as authorized by various acts of the province of Alberta and the regulations under those acts.

These acts and regulations and the AER’s directives, interim directives, and informational letters contain the requirements that govern the energy industry under the jurisdiction of the AER. Bulletins announce regulatory change but do not set out regulatory requirements.

The links in the left-hand menu provide access to relevant information categorized broadly by subject area.

This information (By Topic) is not an exhaustive list of AER requirements and should not, in any way, be relied upon as a substitute for mandatory direction vis-à-vis existing legislation, regulations, directives, codes of practice, informational letters, and board or court decisions applicable to the development of upstream oil and gas activities. It exists as reference material only. Where there is a conflict between the information summarized here and legislation and documents currently in effect, please refer to the latter.