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 takes effect January 1, 2017. It 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. Strategic programs will be announced by May 31, 2016. (All bulleted links below are in PDF format.)

Frequently Asked Questions for the Modernized Royalty Framework

You can subscribe for updates to royalty content or if you have technical questions please contact oil.gas.royalty@gov.ab.ca.  

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)