Canadian oilsands producers have steadily improved their environmental performance from a greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standpoint, a new study concludes, even though the disruptions caused by COVID-19 have likely halted that progress temporarily.
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Compressor stations far outweighed any other facility when it came to the number of hydrocarbon leaks identified and the total rate of emissions produced, a leak detection and repair (LDAR) compliance review has found.
August 5, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT
Technician experience is increasingly important in comprehensive and compliance leak detection and repair (LDAR) surveys now required for methane emissions detection, according to the largest provider of optical gas imaging (OGI) services in Canada and the U.S.
August 5, 2020, 6:53 AM MDT
The Alberta government is investing $10 million into three projects through the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system which came into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
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In its new Liability Management Framework released today, the Alberta government for the first time will require the reclamation of inactive oil and gas well sites, rather than allowing companies to choose whether to do so.
July 30, 2020, 6:08 AM MDT
Tervita Corporation’s industrial service line results for Q2 2020 benefitted from the federal government’s $1.7 billion orphan and inactive well abandonment and site rehabilitation program. The company is a prime contractor with Alberta’s Orphan Well Association (OWA) and British Columbia’s Oil and Gas Commission (OGC).
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What does the successful Canadian oil and gas company look like as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic?
July 24, 2020, 6 AM MDT
British Columbia is carrying out “its most ambitious plan to date” when it comes to orphan well management, as the province aims to abandon approximately 100 wells with support from northeastern B.C. service providers.
July 23, 2020, 7:05 AM MDT
The concept of investors using the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of a company to guide investment decisions is taking hold globally, and Canadian operators need to take notice, says KPMG’s national energy leader Michael McKerracher.
July 23, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) has begun an impact assessment for a proposed pipeline that would transport western Canadian natural gas to an LNG facility at Saguenay, Que., for export.
July 23, 2020, 6 AM MDT
Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing $58.4 million for 20 projects worth over $155 million to improve the cost competitiveness and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Alberta’s natural gas sector.
July 21, 2020, 10:59 AM MDT
Canadian Utilities Limited, an ATCO Ltd. company, today announced it has been awarded $2.8 million in funding from Emission Reductions Alberta’s Natural Gas Challenge to advance a first-of-its-kind hydrogen blending project in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
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Up to $675 million in methane emissions abatement funding should be available to the western Canadian oil and gas sector by summer’s end as companies struggle to fund mitigation projects aimed at meeting emissions reductions targets amid the coronavirus pandemic.
July 20, 2020, 9:47 AM MDT
The federal and provincial governments have announced collaborative programs aimed at cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry in line with 2025 targets at a lower overall cost to the sector.
July 20, 2020, 9:59 AM MDT
When Alberta launched its Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP) less than two weeks after the federal government announced $1 billion in funding for the province, Phase 1 of that program was intended as a pilot, says Elizabeth Aquin, interim president and chief executive officer of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC).
July 17, 2020, 6:33 AM MDT
With the introduction of new federal and provincial methane regulations, rapid and cost efficient monitoring of fugitive emissions will be more critical than ever before for the upstream oil and gas industry.
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As space-based emissions detection technology dramatically improves, investors, environment-focused funds and governments are increasingly interested in tapping the data to zero in on large emitters, with potential repercussions for polluters with nowhere left to hide.
July 16, 2020, 6 AM MDT