ECCC Proposes Federal Methane Regulations for the Oil and Gas Sector

On May 25, 2017, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions and air pollution from Canada’s oil and gas sector.

These regulations are part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change to reduce methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025. The News Release states that “Canada’s oil and gas sector is the country’s largest emitter of climate-warming methane gas.” The proposed regulations aim at helping “Canada’s oil and gas industry to conserve valuable natural gas that is now wasted” and were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I on May 27, 2017.  Comments can be provided to Environment and Climate Change Canada until July 27, 2017.

For more information, read the full News Release at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/05/canada_to_reduceemissionsfromoilandgasindustry.html

Technical backgrounder:  Proposed federal methane regulations for the oil and gas sector:

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/technical-backgrounder-proposed-federal-methane-regulations-oil-gas-sector.html

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