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Our name has changed! We’re now known as the BC Energy Regulator (BCER) and you can find us at This name change is part of legislation that also modernizes our board structure and will expand our mandate later this year. For more information, see the provincial government’s news release. Check back regularly as we continue making updates to our webpages to reflect these changes.

2023/24 - 2025-26 Service Plan published

The British Columbia Energy Regulator's (BCER) service plan, which outlines strategic priorities for the organization, was published Feb.28, 2023.

BRFN Agreement - Rules for Oil and Gas Development

Following the provincial announcement on Jan. 18, 2023 of an implementation agreement (Agreement) with Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN), the BC Energy Regulator (Regulator) and Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (Ministry) are jointly releasing further information about the Agreement and specific to the petroleum and natural gas industry.

In order to provide early guidance and information to the oil and gas sector, the Regulator has posted a summary of Rules for Oil and Gas Development.

Proposed Amendment to CSA Standard regarding LNG Production, Storage, and Handling

CSA Group has posted for public review a proposed amendment to CSA Z276-22: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) - Production, storage, and handling. Feedback is open until February 11, 2023.

Fee, Levy and Security Regulation

The Regulator’s Regulatory team is currently seeking input on the development of changes to the Fee, Levy and Security Regulation for hydrogen, methanol and ammonia production pending the government’s implementation of an expanded mandate for the Regulator. Feedback is open until January 31, 2023. Please visit the Regulatory Update page to provide your feedback.

Land Owner's Information Guide

The Land Owner's Information Guide for Oil and Gas Activities in British Columbia describes petroleum, natural gas, and geothermal exploration, development, and production with respect to rights and interests surrounding proposed and permitted oil and gas activities on or near private or Crown land.

Click here to read the Guide, or head over to the Resources page to learn more about how we consult with land owners and rights holders.

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