Coal reserves and resources

2022 raw coal production

Resources Volumes

Total production

13.2 million tonnes

Subbituminous coal

4.7 million tonnes

Bituminous coal

8.5 million tonnes

Royalty collected

The province collected $146.2 million in royalties on province-owned coal produced in 2022.

More production information

T26 Alberta Coal Industry Monthly Statistics, provided by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), has more detailed information on annual production by:

  • month
  • type of coal
  • raw versus clean coal
  • mine
  • product sale and disposition

The AER also supplies:

  • ST98 Alberta’s Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook
  • Coal mine map, showing the locations of coal mines, and exploratory and experimental excavations, which are currently operating in Alberta or have operated in the past.
  • Products and services catalogue has a number of coal resources, please check to see if there is a charge.

Annual reports and maps

Coal and Mineral Development Annual Reports, from the Coal and Mineral Development Branch, provide a yearly overview of coal, metallic and industrial mineral activity in Alberta.

Interactive maps, the interactive coal map shows dispositions or agreements.

Contact

Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:

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

Edmonton

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