Indian Oil and Gas Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-7)

Act current to 2014-10-15

Indian Oil and Gas Act

R.S.C., 1985, c. I-7

An Act respecting oil and gas in Indian lands

SHORT TITLE

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Indian Oil and Gas Act.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 15, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION

Marginal note:Definitions

 In this Act,

“gas”

« gaz »

“gas” means natural gas that is or can be produced from a well, both before and after it has been subjected to any processing, and includes marketable gas and all fluid components not defined as oil;

“Indian lands”

« terres indiennes »

“Indian lands” means lands reserved for the Indians, including any interests therein, surrendered in accordance with the Indian Act and includes any lands or interests in lands described in any grant, lease, permit, licence or other disposition referred to in section 5;

“Minister”

« ministre »

“Minister” means the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development;

“oil”

« pétrole »

“oil” means crude oil and all other hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that are or can be produced from a well in liquid form including crude bitumen but excluding condensate.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 15, s. 2.

GENERAL

Marginal note:Regulations

 The Governor in Council may make regulations

  • (a) respecting the granting of leases, permits and licences for the exploitation of oil and gas in Indian lands, and the terms and conditions thereof;

  • (b) respecting the disposition of any interest in Indian lands necessarily incidental to the exploitation of oil and gas in those lands, and the terms and conditions thereof;

  • (c) providing for the seizure and forfeiture of any oil or gas taken in contravention of any regulation made under this section or any lease, licence or permit granted under such regulation;

  • (d) prescribing the royalties on oil and gas obtained from Indian lands;

  • (e) prescribing the fine not exceeding five thousand dollars that may be imposed on summary conviction for contravention of any regulation made under this section or failure to comply with any lease, permit or licence granted pursuant to any regulation under this section; and

  • (f) generally for carrying out the purposes of this Act and for the exploitation of oil and gas in Indian lands.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 15, s. 4.