The Clean Growth Infrastructure Royalty Program (CGIRP), which began in 2019, helps achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals and methane reduction targets, while also facilitating job creation and maintaining competitiveness in the upstream oil and gas sector.
The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation requests applications from companies in the British Columbia oil and gas industry to participate under the CGIRP 2022 RFA open for applications from March 8 to May 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm Pacific Time.
Proponents applying in the 2022 RFA should be aware that nothing in a Project Agreement made with the Province under the CGIRP would authorize or should be construed as the authorization to conduct oil and gas activities as defined under the Oil and Gas Activities Act or any other activities that may require permits or other authorizations under applicable law.
The Province is working with First Nations in the northeast to develop an approach for new authorizations that manages cumulative effects and their impacts on Indigenous people’s treaty rights in northeast British Columbia. Managing for cumulative effects is a high priority for the Province and the potential environmental and social impacts of a project are considered in the CGIRP project evaluation process.
The RFA consists of the following documents:
1. RFA Documents:
b) CGIRP RFA Questions and Answers (PDF) Updated May 6, 2022
2. RFA Response Templates:
3. Sample Project Agreement Templates:
Please visit this webpage regularly for any updates.
Once a project has been approved and completed, the company must then apply for release of the royalty deduction. Instructions and template files for requesting the royalty deduction for an approved project under CGIRP can be found here: