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This unofficial consolidation of B.C. Statutes and Regulations is updated as new and amended laws come into force.

Click here for an interactive breakdown of what the BC Energy Regulator regulates. You can access any of the Acts and Regulations listed there and below from the BC Laws website.

Please Note: This information is provided here for convenience, but it remains the responsibility of operators to check the rules and laws that apply to them. Check the BC Regulations Bulletins for non-consolidated amendments to these regulations that may be in effect.


Energy Resource Activities Act (ERAA)

The Energy Resource Activities Act regulates energy resources and related activities in B.C., including wells, facilities, oil refineries, natural gas processing plants, pipelines and energy resources roads, through permits, authorizations, orders and regulations.

Bill 37, 2022 Energy Resource Activities Act

  • Orders in Council 101-2023: Established the British Columbia Energy Regulator, formerly known as the BC Oil and Gas Commission, with a modernized and inclusive board structure.
  • Orders in Council 464-2023: Effective Sept. 1, 2023, amended the name of the Oil and Gas Activities Act to the Energy Resource Activities Act and expanded responsibilities to include the manufacture of hydrogen, ammonia and methanol.

Bill 23, 2015: Changes to Oil and Gas Activities

  • Section 51 clarifies that neither the Burnaby Refinery nor the Prince George refinery are considered oil and gas activities until and unless a regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council changes this fact.