Government of Yukon

March 8, 2013

Yukon government seeks feedback on draft of gas processing plant regulation

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is consulting on a draft regulation to oversee gas processing plants in the territory. Gas processing plants, which include liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities, require specialized regulation to allow for comprehensive oversight of their construction and operation.

This regulation would apply to LNG electrical generation facilities, including any which may be developed by utilities or mining companies that choose to use LNG to generate electricity instead of diesel.

Government is seeking comments on the draft regulation from March 8 to May 8. Feedback will be used to amend the regulation as necessary.

“This regulation will help ensure that gas processing facilities are safe and that our regulatory framework reflects current best practices,” Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Brad Cathers said.

The draft regulation is one of the most thorough in Canada for gas processing plants and LNG facilities, emphasizing protection of people, their property and the environment. For example, the regulation will reference the most comprehensive standard in Canada for the safe construction, operation and decommissioning of LNG facilities.

Comprehensive and transparent regulations support responsible practices and allow for opportunities and growth in Yukon’s energy sector.

For more information about the regulation and how to participate in the consultation, visit



Matthew Grant
Cabinet Communications
Jesse Devost
Communications, Energy, Mines & Resources



News Release #13-048