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    Sonya Savage

    Sonya Savage was appointed Minister of Energy and Deputy House Leader on April 30, 2019.

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    Dale Nally

    Dale Nally was sworn in as Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity on March 24, 2020.

Articles written by Minister Sonya Savage and Associate Minister Dale Nally

March 24, 2020 | Energy

A message from Dale Nally, Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity

Accomplishments

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The Site Rehabilitation Program provides grants to oil field service contractors for abandonment and reclamation work on oil and gas sites.

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A new Liability Management Framework will enable industry to better-manage the clean up of oil and gas wells, pipelines and facilities from exploration to post-closure.

Key information

  • Alberta has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world – 10% of total proven global oil reserves.
  • Approximately 99% of these reserves are in the oil sands.
  • Between 2011 and 2017, overall average oil sands emission intensity in Alberta decreased by 19%.
  • With additional technology, GHG intensity can be reduced by up to 20% by 2030.
  • Canada is in the top five of natural gas producer in the world – two-thirds of which come from Alberta.
  • Alberta’s abundant natural gas reserves can meet Canadian demand for the next 300 years.

Our responsibilities

Alberta Energy

  • Manages and develops policy for the development of province's 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
  • Oversees a reliable and affordable electricity system for Albertans
  • Encourages additional investment that creates jobs and economic prosperity

Energy’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.

In focus

Budget 2021

Alberta’s budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.

Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program

A new 10-year grant program will attract investment to Alberta’s petrochemical sector, helping to diversify the economy and create jobs.

Red tape reduction

Completed red tape reduction initiatives include eliminating departmental review of oilsand scheme approvals and simplifying processes for electricity and natural gas advertising.

Energy services

Land titles, mineral and surface rights, Energy news, bulletins and other energy services.

Alberta’s electricity system

The reversal of the capacity market and elimination of the regulated rate cap on electricity helps to restore investor confidence in Alberta’s electricity system.

Latest news

  • Feb 23, 2021

    Minister of Energy Sonya Savage issued the following statement on forthcoming public consultations with Albertans on a modern coal policy for Alberta:

  • Feb 12, 2021

    Two new rounds of the Site Rehabilitation Program will provide $400 million to create thousands of jobs for Albertans while completing significant environmental cleanup across the province – including on First Nations reserves and Metis Settlements.

  • Feb 08, 2021

    Alberta’s government is reinstating the 1976 coal policy after hearing concerns raised by Albertans about surface mining in the Eastern Slopes.

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