Alberta's energy sector is a global supplier of conventional oil, natural gas, coal, oil sands and petrochemicals. Albertans own 81% of the province's resources. The other 19% are held by the Canadian government and by individuals and companies. The oil industry is the province's largest employer.
Energy exports account for more than 50% of the value of Alberta's total exports. The oil and gas industry generates 1/3 of the province's revenues.