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Two CSA Standards Released for 60-day Public Review

New Edition CSA Z662 – Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. Please go to https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2821 to review draft and provide comment.

NEW Standard CSA Z663 – Land Use Planning in the Vicinity of Pipeline Systems. Please go to https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/2822 to review draft and provide comment.

Review end date: March 12, 2018.

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.

11th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum - April 23-24, 2018, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, B.C.

The 11th Unconventional Gas Technical Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (Ministry) and the BC Oil and Gas Commission.

Registration includes two days of presentations, breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks on April 23 and 24, with a reception on April 23.

A tentative agenda is available here, and information regarding registration is available on the Ministry website.


The B.C. Ministries of Finance and Natural Gas Development and the BC Oil and Gas Commission have jointly initiated a project to conduct volumetric and royalty related reporting through internet-based Petrinex.  British Columbia issued a news release on Dec. 20, 2016 which provided details of the British Columbia/Alberta partnership. The project is due to launch in 2018.

Joint Assessment of Unconventional Gas Resources of Mississippian-Devonian Shales in Liard Basin

The marketable, unconventional gas potential of the Exshaw and Patry shales of the Liard Basin’s Besa River Formation have been evaluated in a joint assessment by the National Energy Board, the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission, the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey, and the Yukon Geological Survey.

The National Energy Board has provided a News Release regarding this collaborative study of one of the largest shale gas resources in the world and Canada’s second largest known gas resource.


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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