The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) was an independent, quasi-judicial agency of the Government of Alberta. It regulated the safe, responsible, and efficient development of Albertas energy resources: oil, natural gas, oil sands, coal, and pipelines. Led by eight Board members, the ERCBs team of engineers, geologists, technicians, economists, and other professionals served Albertans from thirteen locations across the province. The ERCBs mission was to ensure that the discovery, development, and delivery of Albertas energy resources took place in a manner that was fair, responsible and in the public interest. The ERCB adjudicated and regulated matters related to energy within Alberta to ensure that the development, transportation and monitoring of the provinces energy resources were in the public interest. The Board provided this assurance of the public interest through its activities in the application and hearing process, regulation, monitoring, and surveillance and enforcement.