Petroleum and natural gas sales

Public offering notices and results, schedules, direct purchase requests, average price per hectare, and subscribe to receive notices.

Public offering notices and results

PNG Tenure Public Offerings and Results provides access to public offering notices and subsequent sales results, including Métis results, as well as any changes made to the notice. Most documents are available in text, PDF and comma-delimited (CSV format for importing into spreadsheets and databases) file formats. Public offerings are sometimes referred to as sales.

Sales schedules

IL 2024-01 provides a 2-year schedule for the Public Offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas and oil sand rights. This schedule provides the sale date and the publication date of each sale along with the date ranges for submitting posting requests.

The sales wall calendar highlights the public offering sale dates for Crown petroleum and natural gas and oil sand rights.

See Tenure statistics for more sales information.

Direct purchase

There are 3 types of direct purchase requests:


The portion type is where there is both Crown and non-crown mineral rights ownership in the spacing unit. If you control the freehold minerals by title or an active lease, you can lease the Crown portion to complete the spacing unit.

Complementing rights

The complementing rights type is where the lessee of an oil sands agreement can lease the associated natural gas rights that match the oil sands zones.

Single substance

The single substance type is where you have either the petroleum or the natural gas in an active agreement and you can ask the ministry to lease you the other substance. Your existing agreement will be amended by adding the other substance.

Regional average price per hectare for last 6 sales

For information on using this regional average to determine the cost of a Direct Purchase, see Information Letter 2017-21. This is updated Fridays following the public sale.

Table 1. Regional average price per hectare ($/ha) for the last 6 sales.

Sale datePlains $/haNorthern $/haFoothills $/ha
April 3, 2024$951.63$488.79$2,560.08
April 17, 2024$1,150.65$584.91$1,344.32
May 1, 2024$1,113.52$950.79$1,085.74
May 15, 2024$1,186.18$1,483.09$551.85
May 29, 2024$1,426.69$1,296.87$557.01
June 12, 2024$424.63$1,432.04$554.83

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You can subscribe to receive petroleum and natural gas sales information. A notification will be sent by email at the time of publishing for each list. This subscription includes:

  • public offering notices
  • public sales results
  • Métis public sales results
  • advance bookings
  • notice of change – amendments and withdrawals

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Connect with the Petroleum and Natural Gas Tenure division:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-644-2300
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)


Energy and Minerals

Bidding – [email protected]
Crown land data – [email protected]
Gas royalty – [email protected]
Oil royalty – [email protected]
PNG continuations – [email protected]
Geothermal – [email protected]
Postings – [email protected]
Rentals – [email protected]
Transfers – [email protected]
Unit agreements – [email protected]
Well administration – [email protected]
Crown Mineral Activity – [email protected]

Environment and Protected Areas

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