Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (Canada)

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Place Canada

Applies to States or Provinces Alberta;British Columbia;Canada;Manitoba;New Brunswick;Newfoundland and Labrador;Nova Scotia;Ontario;Prince Edward Island;Quebec;Saskatchewan
Name Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Equipment Certification, Fees, Generating Facility Rate-Making, Generation Disclosure, Industry Recruitment/Support, Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Federal

Start Date 1985

Program Administrator Canada National Energy Board
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-05


The purpose of this Act is to promote safety, the protection of the environment, the conservation of oil and gas resources, joint production arrangements, and economically efficient infrastructures.

The act sets up a regulatory structure for licensing, permitting, equipment certification, safety and operational regulations and standards, land owner rights and the rights of access for exploratory and extraction operations, as well as prohibited areas.

The act also addresses the fee structures, the development plan approval process, employee benefits and training standards, financial obligations, pipeline and transmission tariffs, purchasing agreements and sales, and legal recourse.

Policy Contact

Department Canada National Energy Board


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act