About the CER
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) works to keep energy moving safely across the country. We review energy development projects and share energy information. We enforce some of the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world in a manner that respects the Government of Canada’s commitments to the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The CER regulates:
- Oil & Gas Pipelines – Construction, operation, and abandonment of interprovincial and international pipelines and related tolls and tariffs.
- Electricity Transmission – Construction and operation of international power lines and designated interprovincial power lines.
- Exports & Energy Markets – Exports of certain energy products; monitoring aspects of energy supply, demand, production, development, and trade.
- Exploration & production – Oil and gas exploration and production activities in the offshore and on frontier lands not covered by an accord.
- Offshore renewables – Offshore renewable projects and offshore power lines.
The Energy Information Program is one of four core CER responsibilities. We collect, monitor, analyze, and publish fact-based information on energy markets and supply, sources of energy, and the safety and security of pipelines and international power lines. Using tools like interactive pipeline maps and visualizations, we make complex pipeline and energy market data user-friendly and accessible.
- Canadians have access to and use energy information for knowledge, research, and decision making.
- Canadians have access to community-specific information about CER-regulated pipelines, powerlines, and other energy infrastructure.
- Broader and deeper collaboration with stakeholders and partners informs our energy information.
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