Part of Energy


Coal royalties and information, legislation, reporting, public offerings and sales.


Alberta Energy and Minerals 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.

In Focus

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Learn about coal types, statistics and production along with the history of Coal in Alberta.

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Reporting requirements, instructions and forms required for the production of Alberta coal.

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Current public offerings and sales of coal in Alberta, and results of past sales.

Acquiring coal rights by direct purchase or posting request and maintenance of leases.

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Coal policy engagement

Feedback was gathered to inform Alberta’s long-term approach to coal development.

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Connect with the Coal and Mineral development unit:

Hours: 8:15 to noon and 1pm to 4pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7707
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]