Inside the Commission

World Water Day is upon us, and you might not know it, but the BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) employs a hydrogeologist (groundwater) and a hydrologist (surface water), as technical subject matter experts to help regulate how water is used in oil and gas activities to safeguard the environ

With more than 20 years’ dedicated service, the BC Oil and Gas Commission has a wide range of talented individuals who contribute to the Commission’s success.

Things are getting electric at the BC Oil and Gas Commission. The Commission has added an electric vehicle (EV) to its Fort St. John fleet to support the CleanBC plan and initiate a pilot program of how an EV operates in a northern climate.

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is working with three Treaty 8 First Nations communities to establish hydrometric stations for the collection of streamflow data in small northeast B.C. watersheds during a two year period.

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) has introduced a new regulation, making B.C. the first province in western Canada to impose in law timelines for the restoration of oil and gas wells.

Cover image: BC Oil and Gas Commission Director of Compliance and Enforcement, Patrick Smook, regularly travels to remote areas of B.C.

Join our emergency preparedness webinar! May 15, 2019 12-1:30 p.m. PDT. Email: to register.

We’re proud to be partnering with Fort Nelson First Nation (FNFN) to restore former oil and gas sites.

We're making a splash for one of the many B.C. communities we live and work in. When three Victoria staff, including our CEO, promised to jump from the dock if we reached our fundraising goal, we jumped at the challenge!

Do you have an orphan oil and gas site on your property? The BC Oil and Gas Commission is hosting an information session for land owners on April 24, 2019 from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel in Fort St. John.