On April 24, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) published draft Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting, and Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations, focusing on upcoming changes to methane emissions requirements in Alberta’s oil and gas sector. The draft Alberta regulations propose to introduce tightened methane emissions requirements which are in alignment with but not necessarily equivalent to the Government of Canada (GOC) final "Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil and Gas Sector)" published April 26, 2018.
Our team has created a summary document of the new regulations with key take-aways for the Alberta oil and gas industry. We also compare the proposed regulations with the announced regulations. If you have any questions about any of the material presented, please don't hesitate to contact us.