Energy in Alberta timeline

Many significant events that have impacted the province’s energy development are outlined on these historical timelines.

Services and information

Here is a brief history of fossil fuel development and early Alberta energy events (it may not include every event).

This list of energy events after 1999 is based on announcements and may not include all major developments.


These timelines include federal programs that affected energy development in Alberta. The lists also include past programs and major announcements by the province’s energy department.


Connect with Alberta Energy reception:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-8050 (Edmonton)
Phone: 403-297-8955 (Calgary)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422- 9522


Alberta Energy
Petroleum Plaza, North Tower
7th Floor, 9945 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

Alberta Energy
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2