Energy, Mines and Resources

Oil and Gas Resources

Yukon’s Oil and Gas Resources is mandated to encourage the development of Yukon’s resource potential and emerging oil and gas industry; to manage Yukon’s oil and gas resources; and, to regulate oil and gas activity.

Our mandate supports the Energy Strategy for Yukon. The oil and gas component of this strategy is focused on how to best develop Yukon’s resources and also meet Yukon’s energy needs.


Amendments to oil and gas legislation

September 15, 2015 - The Yukon government is proposing amendments to the Oil and Gas Act and the Oil and Gas Disposition Regulations. Yukon residents were encouraged to review the consultation document and provide feedback during a 60-day consultation that ended on September 14, 2015.

Response to the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing

April 9, 2015 - The Yukon government has responded to the report of the Yukon Legislature’s Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing and supports all 21 of its recommendations.

Fall 2015 Request for Postings

July 8, 2015
 - The Fall 2015 Request for Postings (RFP) closed on July 8, 2015.  There were no expressions of interest from industry which concludes this disposition process. The next RFP close is scheduled for January 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

For additional information see Yukon's Oil and Gas Rights Disposition Process and Land Status Map.

Yukon and British Columbia Sign Partnership Agreement

February 12, 2014 - The Yukon government has entered into a services agreement with the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission. The agreement includes the sharing of information such as guidelines and lessons learned; cooperating in the review and assessment of development programs; and, working collaboratively on common issues such as trans-boundary oil and gas basins and regulation development.