Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program

The Province is initiating a new $20 million program this year to add to BC’s current successful oil and natural gas royalty programs.  The Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program will support the use of clean technologies and result in greenhouse gas emissions reductions from BC’s oil and natural gas sector.  The Program will advance British Columbia’s position as a leader in clean technology and responsible development.

The 2016 program will focus on retrofit, replacement or conversion projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from venting sources.  Example projects could include high-bleed to low-bleed pneumatic device conversions, instrument gas to instrument air conversions, solar-powered pump installations, and vent gas capture projects.

Through the Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program, oil and gas companies can apply for a credit to the royalties they would otherwise pay to the Province, up to 50 per cent of the cost of a project. Companies will be required to fund upfront the entire costs of the emissions reduction project.

Request for Applications (RFA) for 2016

The British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development is requesting applications from oil and gas companies under the 2016 Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program during the following dates:

Issue Date: August 19, 2016
Closing Date: October 7, 2016

RFA documents and instructions for submitting your 2016 application(s)

1. Clean Infrastructure RFA Document:

a. Clean Infrastructure RFA 2016 (PDF)

2. Request for Application Documents:

a. Checklist for Submitting RFA Documents (Word)
b. RFA Cover Page (Word)
c. Clean Infrastructure RFA Template 2016 (Word)
d. Proposed Construction Schedule (Excel)
e. Project and Equipment Cost Estimate Breakdown Tables (Excel)
f. Estimated GHG Reductions Calculation (Excel)
g. Estimated Industry Payback Calculation (Excel)

3. Sample Project Agreements:

a. Producer Agreement (PDF)
b. Producer and Pipeline Company Agreement (PDF)

4.  Clean Infrastructure RFA Guidance Document:

a. Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program Guidance Document (PDF)

Please visit this webpage regularly for any updates.


The Ministry of Natural Gas Development held an information webinar explaining the Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program. View the presentation.

Read Questions and Answers from the webinar.

Royalty Deduction Submission for Approved Infrastructure Royalty Credit Projects

If your project was approved, please use the project completion templates required for the Royalty Deduction Submission, available here: