About Royalties

On behalf of Albertans, the Government of Alberta is the owner of 81% of the mineral rights in the province, which includes oil and gas. When companies develop the resources, they must pay the province - that's called a royalty. As resource owner, the Alberta government sets the terms and conditions for development and the royalty rates.
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Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

This framework was announced January 29, 2016, with the formulas finalized on April 21, 2016external link icon , and came into effect January 1, 2017. The framework was developed based on recommendations from the Alberta Royalty Review Advisory Panel which submitted its reportPDF icon on Alberta’s royalties to government after a six-month review process. On July 11, 2016, the government announcedexternal link icon two new royalty programs and is now accepting applications for these programs.

Strategic Programs under Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework

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Industry Information Sessions

Royalty Formulas, Charts, Tables and Curves for wells spud* up to and including December 31, 2016

          Royalty Calculators

Historical Royalty Data
Bitumen Royalty in Kind (BRIK)