Government of New Brunswick
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    An Oil and Natural Gas Lease grants exclusive rights to produce oil and natural gas.


    A person holding a valid oil and natural gas licence to search or a person submitting the successful tender in a "Call for Tenders" for the purchase of a lease.


    The term of a lease is 5 years. The term of the lease may be extended where a portion of the lease is producing or capable of producing, in paying quantity.


    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
      Conversion from Licence to search to lease250.002012-02-21
      Transfer, Assignment, Agreement, or Instrument50.002012-02-21
    Rental fee for each year of lease  
      lease area (per hectare) (per year)4.002012-02-21
    Registration fee for an instrument50.002012-02-21
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