Amid growing concern about greenhouse gas emissions, governments and industry have focused on reducing methane emissions from the upstream oil and gas sector. And that includes leaks from wellbores as natural gas is largely composed of methane, a potent GHG.
December 2, 2020, 8:23 AM MST
Companies and collaborations that have taken up the opportunity to develop their own fugitive emissions management programs (FEMP) as alternatives to prescribed methods to phasedown methane emissions are showing significant cost savings to meet the required reductions.
December 1, 2020, 6 AM MST
Standing Wave Reformers Inc. (SWR) takes proven wave-rotor technology and adapts it to a new application — methane pyrolysis to generate clean hydrogen. Basically, shockwave dynamics create temperatures high enough to crack the methane molecule into hydrogen and carbon black, with no need for catalysts.
November 27, 2020, 6 AM MST
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.
November 26, 2020, 6 AM MST
Canada has a “pretty big gap” in terms of a concise strategy on energy research and development, says Monica Gattinger, Positive Energy chair and director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy.
November 25, 2020, 6 AM MST
With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions currently associated with the energy system, deep reductions in emissions likely will be needed across the system and economy to achieve a target of net-zero emissions by 2050, says a new study by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).
November 25, 2020, 9:18 AM MST
Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited (JACOS) is seeking Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approval for an extension of the current sulphur dioxide emission rate at its Hangingstone expansion SAGD project until Dec. 31, 2021 to give the company time to engineer, procure, and install a sulphur scavenger unit.
November 25, 2020, 10:42 AM MST
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has enlisted satellites and other new technologies to ferret out methane emitters to back up stringent new emissions reductions requirements.
November 24, 2020, 6 AM MST
Natural gas and its transport medium of liquefied natural gas may be touted as the lowest greenhouse gas emitting fossil fuel, but it’s still not green enough for some customers.
November 23, 2020, 6 AM MST
Pneumatic chemical injection pumps have been used for decades in the oil and gas industry, leaving behind a huge environmental footprint.
November 19, 2020, 10:50 AM MST
November 12, 2020, 10:17 AM MST
Kuva Systems provides an industrial-grade, visual and continuous monitoring solution that uses scanning infrared imaging to instantly and automatically detect and measure emissions, providing oil and gas operators with annotated video clips of emission events on-site — an innovation worthy of Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) funding.
November 4, 2020, 8:17 AM MST
A technology that pioneered the detection of methane on Mars is back on earth, tracking down and measuring greenhouse gas emissions in both the oil and gas and renewable natural gas industries.
November 3, 2020, 8:25 AM MST
The Alberta government will use up to $280 million from the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) system and the federal Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund (LCELF) to fund three Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) programs to support around 5,000 jobs and cut the equivalent of about four million cars in emissions.
November 2, 2020, 4:24 PM MST
Federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan launched the $750-million Emissions Reduction Fund to reduce methane and GHG emissions.
October 29, 2020, 1:31 PM MDT
The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) is receiving a $100 million investment over four years from the federal government to help Canada’s oil and gas sector grow, create jobs, and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
October 22, 2020, 1:52 PM MDT
GHGSat Inc. has opened a new and very public window on global methane emissions with a free-to-use online resource that combines data from its own satellites with information from other sources such as the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 5P spacecraft.
October 21, 2020, 12:49 PM MDT
Bringing provincial talent to the rest of the world, and vice versa, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has partnered with the Accelerating CCS Technology (ACT) global initiative to invest in world-class innovation that can lead to safe and cost-effective carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, with ERA committing $5 million to ACT’s current call for proposals — called ACT 3.
October 13, 2020, 8:15 AM MDT
As Ottawa prepares to ban single use plastics, the Alberta government as part of its natural gas strategy wants to extract the full value of plastics, enabling them to be reused by the petrochemical industry in a “circular economy.”
October 7, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Kathairos Solutions Inc. and Velvet Energy Ltd. are using a liquid nitrogen-based system developed to eliminate fugitive methane emissions from routine site venting, producing zero-emission result in support of exceeding current regulatory objectives.
October 5, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Calgary-based Compass Energy Systems and Northbase Finance have partnered with Crusoe Energy Systems to build and finance approximately US$20 million of power generation systems for the expansion of Crusoe's proprietary Digital Flare Mitigation (DFM) technology.
September 29, 2020, 11:27 AM MDT
After securing a $2.4 million grant from Emissions Reductions Alberta through its Natural Gas Challenge, Anax Power is finalizing a pilot site in Alberta for its turboexpander technology that can generate clean power from natural gas, without combustion.
September 28, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta government on Friday announced $52 million for methane programs that it expects will create jobs in the oil and gas sector and cut about 1.5 megatonnes of emissions right away, while also setting the stage for future job growth and reduced emissions after projects are completed.
September 28, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The federal government has promised to immediately bring forward a plan to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate goal set by the previous Conservative government and to legislate a goal of net zero emissions by 2050 as part of its effort to “build back better” with long-term competitiveness and clean growth.
September 24, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Alberta government plans to spend up to $750 million from the industry-supported Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund on a series of programs, including carbon capture, storage and utilization.
September 23, 2020, 6 AM MDT