On October 23, Alberta Energy issued information Letter 2020-48 announcing the resumption of public offerings (land sales) for petroleum and natural gas (PNG) and oil sands Crown mineral rights. IL 2020-48 outlined the schedule for deferred land sales as well as the schedule for new postings to August 2021.
Furthermore, in an effort to make new lands available as quickly as possible, an accelerated sales resumption plan was developed.
In an effort to support Albertans receiving fair value for petroleum, natural gas and oil sands rights, the department has taken steps to modernize the land sales by adjusting the minimum bid price for all PNG and oil sands agreements (leases, licenses and permits) to $35 per hectare.
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