Five Pipeline Conditions


As part of our commitment to climate leadership, B.C. is standing firm on our five conditions for new oil and gas pipelines to ensure they are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

All new oil and gas pipelines must meet these five conditions before the Province will consider allowing construction to proceed:

1. Successful completion of the environmental review process.

2. World-leading marine spill response, prevention and recovery systems for B.C.’s coastline and ocean, to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of pipelines and shipments.

3. World-leading practices for land spill prevention, response and recovery systems, to manage and mitigate the risks and costs of pipelines.

4. Legal requirements regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights are addressed, and First Nations are provided with the opportunities, information and resources necessary to participate in and benefit from an oil or gas project.

5. British Columbia receives a fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits of a proposed project that reflects the level, degree and nature of the risk borne by the province, the environment and taxpayers.

Learn more about how B.C. is ensuring sustainability by reading the Climate Leadership Plan.

Read BC’s Climate Leadership Plan [PDF]