Energy, Mines and Resources

Government's role in oil and gas development

Government’s role in the responsible development of oil and gas

The Yukon government recognizes that a broad strategy is required to support oil and gas development in Yukon. As a result, we developed an action plan on the responsible development of oil and gas resources. The action plan is divided into four categories: engagement, First Nation relations, technical research and effective regulatory regime.


Through our responsible development web pages you will find resources and information about the government's role in responsible development of our oil and gas in Yukon. Please explore the articles, infographics and story maps throughout this section.


A good place to start:

Articles on government’s role in responsible oil and gas development:

  • Regulatory framework
    The development of Yukon’s oil and gas resources are subject to strong regulatory requirements and safeguards to protect human health, wildlife, water, land and air.
  • Stewardship
    Stewardship involves environmental, social and economic considerations.
  • Benefits
    In Canada, publicly owned natural resources are managed by provincial, territorial and sometimes First Nation governments for the benefit of their citizens.

Questions or comments? Contact us: 


Oil and Gas Resources
Phone: 867.393.7042
Toll-free: 1.800.661.0408 ext. 7042
Email: oilandgasconversation@gov.yk.ca