Energy, Mines and Resources

Oil and Gas Resources

The Oil & Gas Resources branch is responsible for encouraging the exploration and responsible development of Yukon’s oil and gas resources.

We issue oil and gas rights, administer royalty revenues, and license and regulate industry activities.

Since 1997, the Yukon government and Yukon First Nations have worked together to coordinate the development of a common oil and gas legislative regime in Yukon.

We remain focused on how to best develop Yukon’s resources and also meet Yukon’s energy needs.


Tabling of amendments to Oil and Gas Act

October 28, 2015 - In July to September 2015, the Yukon government sought public feedback on proposed amendments to Yukon's Oil and Gas Act and related regulations. The Yukon government has tabled amendments to the Oil and Gas Act in the Legislature. Changes to the Yukon Oil and Gas Act propose extending the term of a permit, and clarifying well abandonment requirements and procedures.