Reduce Emissions Oil & Gas
Methane (CH4) has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) more than 25 times carbon dioxide (CO2)
Did you know?
In 2019 producers must have inventoried venting equipment
In 2023 pneumatic emissions must be reported as vent gas (Directive 60) and limited to low-bleed devices
Alberta’s Climate Leadership plans to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations by 45% before 2025
Proposed Methane Regulations Webinar: 2017
Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER)
On January 1, 2020, the TIER regulation came into effect, replacing the Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR). This is Alberta’s approach to reduce emissions from large industrial emitters.
TIER has been designed to allow oil and gas producers to voluntarily either:
- Aggregate small emitters (e.g. wells and other production facilities emitting less than 100,000 tonnes of CO2e annually) into a single administrative unit with a common person responsible for the aggregate; or
- Opt-in single facilities that emit between 10,000 – 99,999 tonnes of CO2e annually and competes directly with a regulated facility or belongs to an emissions-intensive trade-exposed sector.
We can guide you through the policy and process to ensure your business is best aligned with the regulation, avoids unnecessary payments and takes advantage of credit generation opportunities. Contact us to learn more.
As part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the Government of Canada reaffirmed its commitment to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
Alberta Target is 45% by 2025 from 2014 levels.
How to Become Compliant Under Directive 60
Regulations are coming into effect that require upstream oil & gas producers to inventory and reduce their methane emitting equipment. Alastair Handley explains how you can become compliant for free.
The Difference Between a Carbon Market & Carbon Tax
We we find that people often confuse a carbon market and the carbon tax. Here Alastair Handley succinctly explains the difference.