Canadian methane emissions reduction targets for the oil and gas sector are currently aiming for a 40% Canadian methane emissions reduction targets for the oil and gas sector are currently aiming for a 40% to 45% reduction from 2012 levels by 2025 and furthermore, a 75% reduction by 2030. In anticipation of such increasingly stringent methane reduction targets, the oil and gas sector in Canada is evaluating methane emissions mitigation pathways from the major emission sources at operating facilities, including production tank methane vents which are estimated to account for 19% of total onsite emissions. While tank methane emissions represent a considerable contribution to the total methane emissions, there remains a knowledge gap on the current opportunities and barriers to methane reduction from production tanks. The Tank Methane Mitigation Technology Deployment Study aims to address this knowledge gap by evaluating tank methane emissions and available tank methane abatement technologies through an economic and emissions reduction model.
Final Report: 14 CERIN UofC StFX Methane Emission Technology Deployment Final Public Report