Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
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.
- Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro
Learn more about the steps being taken to create a strategy, for the benefit of British Columbians, for BC Hydro to continue to provide its customers with clean energy at competitive rates through the continuing evolution of BC Hydro in response to changes in climate, consumer demand, technology and B.C.’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous Nations.
- Mining Jobs Task Force - Final Report (PDF, 4.6 MB)
Read the Mining Jobs Task Force’s recommendations to government for strengthening mining and mineral exploration in B.C.
- 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 British Columbia's oil and gas industry.
- Regulatory Excellence in Mining
Learn more about the Mines Competitiveness and Authorizations Division and the Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division.
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.