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Guidance to construction sites operating during COVID-19

B.C.’s provincial health officer is providing guidance for construction sites as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. To learn more: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EMBC0002-000542

12th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum - CANCELLED

Following the BC Centre for Disease Control Guidelines and advice of health professionals on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, this event is cancelled. We will circulate information about a possible new date as it becomes available. Please contact ugtf@gov.bc.ca with any questions. If you have already registered for the event, you will receive a full refund for your ticket within 48 hours.


The Fairmont Hotel will be cancelling all rooms made under the 12th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum group rate. You will receive an email confirming your cancellation in the coming days.

Thank you for your interest in the 12th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum. We appreciate your understanding during this unprecedented occasion.

Canada Energy Partners Permit Decision

Dec. 4, 2017 - The BC Oil and Gas Commission is not cancelling Canada Energy Partners’ permit for a disposal well near Hudson’s Hope. The Commission is satisfied concerns over environmental and public safety have been resolved. It is attaching strict conditions required to ensure real time seismic monitoring, a requirement to halt operations immediately upon notification by BC Hydro in certain circumstances, and injection rate control and frequent pressure testing – before disposal operations can resume.

Read the Reasons for Decision here.

Western Regulators Forum

July 6, 2018 - A Strategic Plan and revised Terms of Reference have been adopted by the Western Regulators Forum (WRF), originally formed in 2014 to promote collaboration and pursue mutual priorities among oil and gas regulators in Western Canada.

The WRF is established under the direction and authority of the President and CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Commissioner and CEO of the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (Commission), the Deputy Minister of Energy and Resources for the Government of Saskatchewan, the CEO of the National Energy Board and the Executive Director of the Government of the Northwest Territories Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations.

The structure of the WRF includes a Board, Executive Committee and Secretariat of the member organizations.  The chair of these committees currently resides with the Commission and will rotate to Saskatchewan in April, 2019.

A Strategic Plan - consisting of the vision, goals and mandate - and a revised Terms of Reference were recently approved by the Board.  

The WRF is currently collaborating on several projects including incident reporting, strategic use of standards in regulation, indigenous engagement, transparency and pipeline regulation opportunities.

WRF Strategic Plan

WRF Terms of Reference


The Province, in conjunction with the BC Oil and Gas Commission, has developed a Natural Gas Production Forecast for LNG needs that provides a look at how activity levels could change if proposed LNG projects are approved.

Click here to view the LNG Forecast Scenario.


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