Resource Revenue Collected


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, Alberta energy has collected the following royalties for the province.

Alberta Resource Revenues: Historical (1970 to latest) and Budget Excel icon ($ Millions)

This unaudited data is presented by calendar year, and each calendar year includes any revisions made in relation to that specific year, even if such revisions were filed by industry subsequent to the end of a calendar year which is amended.  This data is not directly comparable to the fiscal year data reported in the government’s and ministries’ financial statements. Financial statements include a number of other amounts which are part of the fiscal year revenue reporting, but are not part of royalty reporting systems.  Examples of such amounts include accruals, certain penalties, and trespass and offset compensation. Numbers updated September 2018 are bolded.

Revenue ($ Millions)

Natural Gas & By-product Royalty
2013/14     $1,103
2014/15        $989
2015/16        $493
2016/17        $520
2017/18        $645

Conventional Oil Royalty
2013/14    $2,476
2014/15    $2,245
2015/16       $689
2016/17       $724
2017/18       $965

Oil Sands Royalty
2013/14    $5,222
2014/15    $5,049
2015/16    $1,223
2016/17    $1,483
2017/18    $2,643

Coal Royalty
2013/14    $16
2014/15    $16
2015/16    $14
2016/17    $26
2017/18    $12

Bonuses & Sales of Crown Leases
2013/14       $588
2014/15       $476
2015/16       $203
2016/17       $203
2017/18       $564

Rentals & Fees
2013/14    $173
2014/15    $173
2015/16    $167
2016/17    $148
2017/18    $153

Special Royalty Features (the Drilling Royalty Credit and New Well Royalty Rate program)
2013/14       $0
2014/15       $0
2015/16       $0
2016/17       $0
2017/18       $0

Non Renewable Resource Revenue
2013/14      $9,578
2014/15      $8,948
2015/16      $2,789
2016/17      $3,105
2017/18      $4,980            

Freehold Mineral Tax
2013/14    $146
2014/15    $172
2015/16      $79
2016/17      $57
2017/18      $67

Departmental Revenue
2013/14      $9,724
2014/15      $9,120
2015/16      $2,868
2016/17      $3,162
2017/18      $5,048

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