AER Releases Manual 16 – How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program

In December 2018, as well as releasing a new edition of Directive 060, the AER also released Manual 16 which is a guide for industry on how to develop fugitive emissions management programs (FEMPs) that comply with Directive 060. Manual 16 covers best practices and technology in some detail, but there is a significant emphasis on [...]

January 3rd, 2019|General|

New methane reduction requirements released in Alberta with the update of Directive 060 and Directive 017

The AER was tasked with developing requirements to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations by 45 per cent relative to 2014 levels by 2025 as part of the Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan , and as a result have released new requirements within Directive 060 and Directive 017. Emissions from fugitive sources are [...]

December 14th, 2018|General|

EPA Proposes Amendments to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed targeted improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry that streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers. Read this release here -

September 11th, 2018|General|

New York Times news release Sept. 10, 2018 – Trump administration looks to roll back leak detection regulations

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, which is among the most powerful greenhouse gases, routinely leaks from oil and gas wells, and energy companies have [...]

September 11th, 2018|General|

Move over Method-21, OGI cameras poised to improve LDAR

With new optical gas imaging (OGI) technology, in lieu of the Environmental Protection Agency’s old Method-21 “sniffing” for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), that approach not only is practical, it’s preferred, said Brandon Mogan, president of Tora Consulting, which provides environmental and engineering business advisory services. Mogan delivered his message to terminal owners and operators [...]

September 3rd, 2018|General|

Using Optical Gas Imaging to Comply with OOOOa Regulations: A Case Study

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - Optical Gas Imaging By Terence Trefiak, P.E. President, Target Emission Services  In June 2017, new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency about the monitoring of natural gas compressor stations went into effect. The rules require quarterly checks for methane leaks at any compressor station that has been newly constructed or modified [...]

July 13th, 2018|General|

Directive 060 Draft – Requirements for Fugitive Emission Surveys

The AER published the new draft Directive 060 regulations on the 24th April which include requirements for either triannual, or annual fugitive emission survey frequencies at gas plants, compressor stations, controlled liquid hydrocarbon tanks, batteries, custom treating facilities, and injection/disposal facilities depending on facility type. This creates a significant data management challenge for oil and [...]

May 25th, 2018|General|

Mobile App Advantages for Controlling Fugitive Emissions

As companies continue to invest in new technologies that can help their LDAR (leak detection and repair) processes, the domain of mobile app’s is an important consideration. The development of this technology has already reached such a stage where oil and gas companies across the country are beginning to seriously consider these apps for everyday [...]

January 18th, 2018|General, Industry|

Emission-Less – Cross Industry Ideas for Reducing the Carbon Footprint

Innovations Within the Construction Industry are Raising the Bar for Companies Worldwide As companies across the world continue to embrace “green” initiatives in their businesses, different industries are coming up with new methodologies for reducing their carbon footprint. Some of these ideas are worth taking the time to explore. As we look at the construction [...]

January 10th, 2018|General|

Traits You Should Expect In Your OGI (Optical Gas Imaging) Technician

One essential part of guaranteeing an effective LDAR program is making sure that your employees are adequately trained and properly educated. Human error, in every industry, is among the biggest contributing factor to issues on the work site. Even on the topic of emission reduction’s, making the right hiring decision can make all the difference [...]

January 2nd, 2018|General, Industry|

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