Inside the Commission

At the BC Oil and Gas Commission, public safety is at the heart of what we do. Watch this video to learn about how we protect public safety and safeguard the environment through the sound regulation of oil, gas and geothermal activities in B.C.

Companies wanting to explore, develop and produce oil and gas resources in B.C. must apply to the Commission for oil and gas activity permits.

What is the BC Oil and Gas Commission? What is our role, and how do we regulate oil and gas activity in B.C.? Watch this short video for an overview of what we do here at the Commission.

One of the BC Oil and Gas Commission’s primary roles as regulator is to safeguard the natural environment. Throughout the oil and gas activity lifecycle, the Commission applies careful oversight and a commitment to continuous improvement to meet British Columbia’s energy and environmental goals.