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The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is an open and transparent Crown Corporation that makes a wide array of records and information publicly available through this website. In many cases, the records you are seeking may be available online.

If you are unable to locate the information you need on our website or through an informal request channel, you may consider making a request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act). A Freedom of Information (FOI) request is a formal process to ask for copies of records deemed releasable under the Act. It is not a process to request answers to questions or information that is not contained within records. If you have general questions about records held by the Commission, you may send your enquiry to

Submitting a Request:

Formal requests for information must be made in writing and should include sufficient detail to identify the records sought. You may submit a written request for records to the Commission by:

BC Oil and Gas Commission
Bag 2, Fort St John, B.C., V1J 2B0
Attention: FOI Office


Once the Commission has received your request, you will typically be notified in writing (by email or correspondence) within 1-5 business days. The Commission has 30 business days to respond to your request, subject to any extensions permitted under the Act. An extension may be warranted if there is a large volume of records, additional time is required to consult with public bodies or third parties, or when further communication is needed to clarify your request.


The Act provides you with access to your own personal information free of charge. Access to all other information may be subject to a fee in accordance with the regulations of the Act. Section 75 of the Act outlines the fees that can be charged for non-personal FOI requests. Charges are primarily based on time spent searching, retrieving and producing records; preparing records for disclosure; shipping and handling records (if applicable); and providing physical copies of records. The first three hours of search and retrieval time is free. You will not be charged for any time spent severing (removing) information from a record. In cases where a fee may apply, the Commission’s FOI Office will work with you to determine whether your request can be revised to reduce or avoid a fee while still providing the information you need.

Commission Request Archive:

One of the Commission’s values is Transparency; our commitment to be open and provide clear information on decisions, operations and actions.

As such, this page tracks general requests for non-personal records made to the Commission under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) that meet the Commission's criteria for publication as per our FOI Proactive Disclosure Policy.

The documents will remain on the site for up to one year.

FOI Requests

FOI File Number Applicant Type Summary Date Released Date Posted
Request OGC2020 015
Individual Copy of the organizational chart/hierarchy for the BC Oil and Gas Commission's Privacy & Freedom of Information department. If the information is already posted online on a public forum, please provide the URL links. Include the title of the designations and the pay scale range (min-max) for each role. Aug. 24, 2020 Sep. 2, 2020
Request OGC2019 039
Individual Copy of all meeting materials for meeting dated February 15, 2019 at 10:30 am in CA15169 DM Wes Shoemaker February 2019 Calendar "Meeting: Dave Nikolejsin, Don Wright, Christine Kennedy, Grant Main, Wes Shoemaker, John Allan, Fazil Mihlar, Lori Wannamaker, Paul Jeakins, Doug Caul, Garth Thoroughgood and Jackie Kjos." Restrict search to named Oil & Gas Commission staff (Date Range: February 1 to 28, 2019). Nov. 19, 2019 Aug. 31, 2020
Request OGC2019 033
Individual Copy of all emails or other correspondence sent to and received from the Agricultural Land Commission regarding the OGC ALC Delegation Agreement, hydraulic fracturing on agricultural land; agricultural regulations and/or policy as it relates to hydraulic fracturing; and/or hydraulic fracturing in relation to surface rights (Date Range: January 1, 2019 to September 9, 2019). Oct. 28, 2019 Aug. 31, 2020
Request OGC2019 022
Individual Information pertaining to the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s scoring and evaluation of the winning bid for RFP #1859001, Website Rebuild Project: Build Phase: how the winning bid was scored based on the evaluation criteria in the RFP; any documentation from the BC Oil and Gas Commission that supports the selection of the winning vendor during the selection process, to better understand the decision-making process. Jul. 22, 2019 Aug. 31, 2020
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