Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
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The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is responsible for British Columbia’s electricity, alternative energy, mining and petroleum resource sectors. The Ministry is responsible for the following Crown Corporations: BC Hydro, Columbia Power Corporation, BC Oil and Gas Commission and Columbia Basin Trust.
- Mineral Exploration & Mining
Over 30,000 people are employed in mineral exploration, mining and related sectors in B.C.
- Mining Health & Safety
Learn more about how the Mines Act protects workers and public through provisions for minimizing the health, safety and environmental risks related to mining activities.
- Electricity & Alternative Energy
Learn about the types of energy we use in B.C. and what we do to conserve them.
- Energy Conservation & Efficiency
Learn more about what we are doing to help British Columbians be more energy efficient.
- Community Energy Systems
Community energy solutions are happening across the province from remote villages to mid-sized rural towns to large cities.
- Renewable Energy & Low Carbon Fuels
Information on areas of innovation for clean and renewable energy and technologies.
- Columbia River Treaty Review
A website dedicated current and historical information, maps, studies, and reports related to the Columbia River Treaty.
- Site C Clean Energy Project
Learn more about the Site C electricity project.
- Natural Gas and Oil
Information and resources designed for sustainable development in this industry.
- BC Oil and Gas Commission
Providing regulatory oversight for Brisith Columbia's oil and gas industry.
- Browse, visualize, and analyze multidisciplinary geoscience data online.
- Mineral Titles Online
An online mineral titles administration system.
- Mineral Development Office
The Mineral Development Office is the Vancouver base of the British Columbia Geological Survey.
- Petroleum or Natural Gas Tenure
By entering into a tenure agreement with the Province, private industry can develop petroleum resources.
- Royalty Programs
The Province collects royalties for oil and gas developments on crown land. Applications can be accessed here.