Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program

The Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program advances clean technologies and solutions for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions linked to the development and production of BC’s oil and natural gas resources. Through the Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program, oil and gas companies can apply for a deduction to the royalties they would otherwise pay to the Province under a competitive Request for Applications process. This deduction can be as much as 50% of the cost of an eligible project that is approved under the program.

Request for Applications (RFA) for 2018 - Closed

The British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources requested applications from companies in the oil and gas industry to participate under the 2018 Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program. The application period is now closed.

Eligible Projects for the 2018 Clean Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program include GHG emissions reduction projects focusing on reductions from vented sources (upgrades and retrofits only), e.g., high-bleed to low-bleed pneumatic conversions, instrument gas to instrument air conversions, pump conversions, and vent gas capture projects; and projects that reduce GHG emissions through electrification of equipment and/or facilities. 

Issue Date: March 5, 2018
Closing Date: May 18, 2018

RFA Documents & Instructions for Submitting 2018 Applications

1. Clean Infrastructure RFA Documents

a. CIRCP RFA 2018 (PDF, 294KB)
b. CIRCP RFA 2018 Guidance Document (PDF, 703KB)
c. CIRCP RFA 2018 Questions and Answers (PDF, 75KB)

2. Clean Infrastructure RFA Response Templates

a. RFA Response Template 2018 (DOC, 57KB)
b. RFA Response Template 2018 - Schedule (XLS, 314KB)
c. RFA Response Template 2018 - Cost Breakdown Table (XLS, 23KB)
d. RFA Response Template 2018 - GHG Reductions Calculation (XLS, 18KB)
e. RFA Response Template 2018 - Industry Payback Calculation (XLS, 29 KB)

3. Sample Project Agreement Templates

a. Producer Agreement (PDF, 272KB)
b. Producer Partnership Agreement (PDF, 278KB)
c. Producer and Pipeline Company Agreement (PDF, 275KB)

Please visit this webpage regularly for any updates.

2018 RFA Webinar

An applicant information webinar was held on March 20, 2018. The 2018 RFA webinar presentation slides (1,348KB) are available for those who were unable to attend.

Release of Royalty Deduction for Approved Projects

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 can be found under Royalty Deduction Submission Information.