Yukon’s Oil and Gas Resources is mandated to encourage the development of Yukon’s resource potential and emerging oil and gas industry; to manage Yukon’s oil and gas resources; and, to regulate oil and gas activity.
Our mandate supports the Energy Strategy for Yukon. The oil and gas component of this strategy is focused on how to best develop Yukon’s resources and also meet Yukon’s energy needs.
Yukon businesses, communities benefit from local oil and gas industry
November 13, 2013 - Detailed information on the benefits of oil and gas exploration in Northern Yukon have been made available in a report submitted to the Yukon government by Northern Cross Yukon, an oil and gas company operating near Eagle Plains.
The report states that the benefits from this project are wide ranging, from direct employment, to camp construction, catering, access road construction, well-site construction and operation, wildlife monitoring, communication, logistics and fuel supply. In total, 87 Yukon businesses profited from this single exploration project.
Spring 2014 Request for Postings
The next Request for Postings (RFP) closing date is scheduled for January 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Yukon’s Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources
The government has established a committee to review hydraulic fracturing before it is permitted in Yukon. For more information go to: Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing.
For an informative video describing hydraulic fracturing, on the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission website, click here.
While shale gas has not been explored for or produced in Yukon, future projects may consider shale gas reservoirs as potential targets. Find out more >>>