Canada’s Methane Emissions Are Likely Undercounted, And That Makes Them Harder To Cut

CBC News

April 15, 2021

Dave Risk has spent a lot of time hunting down methane, a colourless and odourless gas that’s notoriously difficult to sniff out. Methane is a particularly damaging greenhouse gas that forms 13 per cent of Canada’s total emissions, and the federal government has a multi-million dollar plan to reduce methane emissions to help meet its climate targets. Risk heads the FluxLab at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, and his team of researchers drive out to thousands of oil and gas sites in Western Canada to measure methane at the source… Read Full Article

Meeting the Methane Challenge [Gas In Transition]

Natural Gas World

February 10, 2022

At last November’s COP26 summit in Scotland, the EU and the US led more than 100 countries in the creation of the Global Methane Pledge, which aims to cut methane emissions by 30% from 2020 levels by 2030. Delivering on that goal, pledge advocates said, would reduce global warming “by at least 0.2°C by 2050, providing a crucial foundation for global climate change mitigation efforts.” But a Canadian research collaborative, the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada… Read Full Article

Creation and Operation of the Canadian Emissions Reduction Innovation Consortium

Global Methane Initiative

The oil and gas industry currently lacks streamlined support for critically needed, novel, high performance, and cost-effective technologies to address the global emissions reduction challenge. Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) created the Canadian Emissions Reductions Innovation Consortium (CanERIC) to respond to this industry gap. CanERIC is a network of emissions reduction test facilities with a vision to perform… Read Full Article

Reducing Methane Emissions: A Path to Fighting Climate Change While Becoming More Competitive

CAPP Context Energy Examined

September 28, 2021

Canada’s oil and natural gas industry invests in innovative solutions that will reduce methane emissions, meet government targets and save money. Talk about a win win. When it comes to tackling the greenhouse gas challenge in Canada’s oil and natural gas sector, reducing methane emissions may not generate the media headlines the same as mega-project undertakings like hydrogen or carbon capture… Read Full Article