Royalty programs for Unconventional Resource Development

In May 2010 the Alberta Government of Alberta introduced several initiatives to encourage new exploration, development and production of Alberta’s unconventional natural resources. New royalty rates announced under the Emerging Resources and Technology Initiative focused on enabling exploration, development and production from four activity areas requiring the use of high-cost technologies including: Coalbed methane, shale gas, horizontal oil, and horizontal gas.

     Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on current royalty programs