Inside the Commission

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.

On United Nations World Water Day, and every day, we're proud of the work we do to protect B.C.'s clean water.


Got an unresolved oil and gas issue? Let us help!

Mediation is a confidential process whereby an experienced mediator helps two parties have a conversation, which may lead to a resolution of differences.

As an innovative regulator, we are always looking for new and effective ways to safeguard the environment, especially at hard-to -reach oil and gas sites. We recently used laser technology to conduct an aerial survey of 103 decommissioned wells.