Value-Added Energy

Join us in shaping the future of global energy solutions. Sturgeon County has a wide range of opportunities for investment in the value-added energy sector, including the processing and extraction of oil and gas as well as distribution infrastructure development.

As a founding member of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), we are excited to introduce the Heartland – an expansive 582 kilometer industrial energy cluster. Recognized as the largest hydrocarbon processing center in Canada and globally, this vibrant hub reflects a staggering $45 billion in industrial investment. One of the world’s most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas investment.

County lands within the Heartland have been pre-zoned I5, Heavy Industrial, to accelerate development of this important industry within our borders. Access land ready for value-added energy projects with advanced cluster and pre-built CCUS infrastructure.

Supporting Energy Value Chain

Growing Industrial Base
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Access an industry ecosystem of more than 40 companies providing fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals and more to provincial and global consumers. 

Within the Heartland lands is a Designated Industrial Zone (IH-DIZ). It will stimulate new investment and job creation while achieving environmental outcomes. Facilities in the IH-DIZ benefit from:

  • Consistent, coordinated regulatory approvals.
  • Shared access to infrastructure and resources.
  • Minimized cumulative environmental impacts through participative governance of the zone.
Accessible Resources
Sturgeon Refinery in Alberta's Industrial Heartland

Proximity to industry clusters allows for access to cost competitive feedstock; secure natural gas, liquids and crude oils sourced through the second largest oil and gas reserve in the world. 

Regional Workforce
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Access to a labour force of over 840K people within an hour drive.

Transportation and Logistics
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Connected via 14 major highways and CN Railway’s Class 1 Network (spans Canada and mid-America, connecting to three coasts) directly supporting movement of goods across the country.

Talent Pool
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Deep regional talent pool with 8 post-secondary institutions and over 130K students.

Energy Value Chain Incentive

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The County’s Energy Value Chain Incentive supports new construction and expansion projects in Sturgeon County’s portion of the Heartland. Projects could be eligible for a municipal tax exemption between 1.5 and 2.5 per cent of eligible project capital costs.

Note: This incentive is complementary to provincial support programs. Get in touch to learn how to maximize the financial support available for your next investment project in Sturgeon County.

Success Story


Wolf Midstream is proud to operate in Sturgeon County and the Alberta Industrial Heartland. The county supports opportunities for growth with quality existing transportation infrastructure and offers proximity to large scale energy operations in the region.”

– Wolf Midstream


Basic Chemicals
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Oil and Gas Extraction
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Other Petroleum Products
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Other (Ex.Renewable Energy)

Companies Choosing Sturgeon County

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