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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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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

White text on blue background: Government of Alberta Final Report: Premier's Review of the Alberta Energy Regulator

Final report outlining the findings and recommendations brought forward by the Premier’s Advisory Council on Alberta’s Energy Future to meet the needs of Alberta and its evolving energy sector.

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.


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

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)

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

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