Alberta has the potential to become the world’s leading energy provider. It has a world-class resource next to the largest market in the world. Only 21 per cent of the world’s proven oil reserves are accessible to private sector investment (not state controlled) of which more than half (53%) are in Alberta’s oil sands, which represents considerable investment opportunities in Alberta’s oil sands.

Alberta offers a politically stable and fiscally competitive environment for oil and gas industry development with competitive corporate taxes. According to the Competitiveness Council 2010 Benchmarking study, Alberta has a sound foundation for competitiveness – specifically in living standards, economic well-being, taxes and fiscal policy.

Oil, natural gas, and coal: reserves/production – 2012
Reserves Annual Production
Crude Bitumen 167.9 billion barrels 704 million barrels 
Crude Oil 1.7 billion barrels 204 million barrels
Conventional Natural Gas 33 trillion cubic feet 3.4 trillion cubic feet
Coalbed Methane 2.0 trillion cubic feet  292 billion cubic feet 
Coal   37 billion tons  31 million tons 


  • Canada Energy Supply Chain Forum: The website for the annual Canada Energy Supply Chain Forum an event that brings together Oil sands executives and supply chain leaders with Canada's leading suppliers. 
  • Nickle’s Canadian Oil Register: Information about the oil industry featuring a listing of companies, a buyer’s guide for products and services, weekly energy news, and statistics.
  • Nickle's Data Central: Energy statistics, a listing of daily well licences and weekly drilling reports for Canada, brought to you by JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group.
  • P.O.S.T. Report: The Project Opportunity Sourcing & Tracking Report provides monthly and quarterly information on oilpatch projects.
  • Rig Locator: A listing of drilling and service rigs and rig activity in Canada.
  • The Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Guidebook and Directory is published annually by the JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group to advise on the state of the heavy oil and oil sands industry in Canada.
  • Unconventional Resource Guidebook is a one-stop source for information related to shale gas, tight oil and other unconventional resources in Canada.
  • Going for Green: The Environmental Innovations Guidebook & Directory is at the forefront of environmental innovation in the oil and gas industry. This publication is a collaboration between the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources, the Alberta Government and JuneWarren-Nickle's Energy Group.