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    Minister Brian Jean

    Brian Jean was sworn in as Minister of Energy and Minerals on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Energy and Minerals outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Important update

The Ministry of Energy became the Ministry of Energy and Minerals on June 9, 2023. The programs and services listed below may not reflect our new structure. Information will be updated soon.

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Our responsibilities

Alberta Energy and Minerals

  • manages and develops policy for the development of province's energy and mineral resources
  • grants industry the right to explore for and develop energy and mineral resources
  • establishes, administers and monitors the effectiveness of fiscal and royalty systems
  • encourages additional investment that creates jobs and economic prosperity
  • advocates at home and around the world for greater market access

The department’s mission is to assure sustained prosperity in the interests of Albertans through the stewardship of energy and mineral resource systems, responsible development and wise use of energy.

Key information

  • Alberta has the fourth-largest proven oil reserves in the world – 9% of total proven global oil reserves.
  • Approximately 99% of these reserves are in the oil sands.
  • Between 2011 and 2019, overall average oil sands emission intensity in Alberta decreased by 22%.
  • With additional technology, GHG intensity can be further reduced by up to 20% by 2030.
  • Canada is in the top five of natural gas producers in the world – two-thirds of which come from Alberta.
  • Alberta’s abundant natural gas reserves can meet Canadian demand for the next 200 years.

In focus

Hydrogen

The development and deployment of a hydrogen economy will leverage our competitive advantages to build clean energy solutions and develop export capacity.

The Future of Energy is Here

Alberta has unique advantages and great potential. We have a diverse and strategic resource portfolio, with vast energy reserves.

Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Companies are beginning to explore how to develop environmentally safe carbon storage hubs to reduce emissions.

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Secretariat

Alberta’s ESG Secretariat is positioning the province to be a leader for clean, secure and ethically sourced energy.

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)

This grant program is attracting investment to Alberta’s petrochemical sector, creating jobs and helping diversify the economy.

Latest news

  • Jan 17, 2024

    Minister of Energy and Minerals Brian Jean and Minister of Environment and Protected Areas Rebecca Schulz issued the following statements on the release of the Alberta Energy Regulator’s (AER) inaugural Liability Management Performance Report: 

  • Dec 16, 2023

    Premier Danielle Smith and Minister of Energy and Minerals Brian Jean issued the following statement on the official inauguration of the Steveville helium plant in southern Alberta:

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Alberta’s government is introducing a new carbon capture incentive program that will cut emissions and create jobs.  

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