About coal

Information related to Alberta’s coal industry.

Services and information

Coal is the world’s most plentiful fossil fuel, it is organic and is formed from decayed plant materials.

Coal is the world’s most plentiful fossil fuel, it is organic and is formed from decayed plant materials.

The following statistics are collected from a number of sources.

Introduction

Alberta Energy encourages the responsible development of the province's extensive coal deposits through planning and liaison with government, industry and communities. This ensures competitive tenure and royalty regimes are attractive to investors. It also ensures appropriate mining regulations and environmental protection are in place. The department issues and administers coal leases on Crown lands and collects royalties from producing mines.

Find out more About Coal – Overview.

Contact

Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7707
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: cmd.energy@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton

Address:
Alberta Energy
Coal and Mineral Development Unit
North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street *
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

* Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor.

Calgary (drop-off location only)

Address:
Alberta Energy
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2