About Oil

Alberta's oil industry is a key component of the provincial economy accounting for thousands of jobs.

Services and information

Alberta is one of the richest oil provinces in Canada and maintains its position as a leader in production and environment technology.

There may be differences between the value and price of a barrel of crude oil, depending on the post-refinery end products.


In 1914 Alberta's first major oil field was discovered in Turner Valley launching the province's conventional oil resource industry. Alberta was also responsible for a pivotal event in Canada's energy history in 1947 when the drilling of a successful well at Leduc, just south of Edmonton, transformed the nation from oil-poor to oil-rich, overnight.

Find out more about oil in the overview.


To contact Oil Royalty Operations:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8050
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: energy.mrfinquiries@gov.ab.ca

Alberta Energy
Resource Revenue and Operations Division
Oil Royalty Operations
Petroleum Plaza, North Tower
7th Floor, 9945 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6