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.


Amendments to Oil and Gas Act passed in Legislature

On December 10, 2015, the Yukon Legislature passed amendments to Yukon's Oil and Gas Act. Changes to the Act include extending the term of a permit, and clarifying well abandonment requirements and procedures.