July 15, 2021

In 2019, methane emissions from the oil and gas sector in Western Canada was about 40 Mt of CO2 eq. or ~1.6 Mt of methane (Canada assumes that one tonne of methane is equivalent to 25 tonnes of CO2). Methane emission from the oil and gas sector was also  about 6% of total Canadian emissions (730 Mt of CO2 eq.).

In 2020 methane emissions reduced due to decline of economic activities and in particular oil production.

Methane emissions are expected to decline after 2022 as a result of federal and provincial regulations and reach ~32 Mt of CO2 eq in 2025.