July 19, 2021

Methane Regulations in Canada:

  • Limit fugitive leaks: inspection, detection and repair programs
  • Reduce venting from facilities: limit 1,250 m3 per day, natural gas conservation.
  • Reduce venting from pneumatic devices: limit 0.17 m3 per hour
  • Reduce venting from compressors
  • No venting from well completions

The Oil & Gas sector is by far the largest contributor to methane emissions in Canada representing 40% of the total. Next largest are agriculture (28%) and waste (23%). The remaining 3 – downstream Oil & Gas, transportation and other contribute 9% combined.