Follow-up Comments on Reducing Methane Emissions from B.C.’s Oil and Gas Sector
Clean Air Task Force joined the Pembina Institute, Environmental Defense Fund, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment in submitting follow-up comments to the British Columbia Energy Regulator on reducing methane emissions from B.C.’s oil and gas sector.
High-level recommendations include:
- Speed up timelines for cost-effective solutions at existing facilities to align with best practices in the U.S.
- Non-emitting pneumatics in 2025 instead of 2035 (U.S. EPA proposing 2028)
- Stricter limits for uncontrolled tanks in 2025 instead of 2035 (U.S. EPA proposing 2028)
- Increase frequency of measurement based LDAR to monthly to align with best practice in Alberta Peace River region, and U.S. EPA.
- Enhance comprehensiveness of emissions sources included in prohibition of routine
venting for new sources to include separators.
- Enforce penalties that exceed the cost of compliance.
- Develop a clear policy approach to address compressor engine exhaust including
improved quantification methods and reporting requirements.