Amanda BryantSenior Analyst

Portrait of Amanda Bryant

Amanda is a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute's oil and gas program, based in Calgary. Her focus is on developing and advocating for evidence-based policy solutions for oil and gas methane emissions.

Amanda began her methane journey as a policy researcher and writer at St. Francis Xavier University’s FluxLab – one of Canada’s foremost methane measurement labs. There, she worked to bring a policy dimension to the lab’s measurement work. She researched and wrote topical op-eds on subjects such as the connection between methane and air quality, the importance of harmonizing air quality and methane regulations, innovative and rapid policy developments in the U.S., climate disclosure reporting requirements, methane intensity, and natural gas certification. She then built on her foundation of methane policy knowledge as a consultant at the Pembina Institute before joining as a full-time employee.

She has a PhD in Philosophy from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and she received her MA from Simon Fraser University. In her spare time, you can find her jogging, watching Star Trek, or playing video games.

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Amanda Bryant's Recent Publications

Methane flaring on a high pipe in winter

Achievable and fair amendments to Canada's methane regulations Draft amendments take a common-sense approach to oil and gas methane emissions

Blog March 13, 2024- By Amanda Bryant
Canada's draft amendments to its methane regulations support Canada's goal to reduce the oil and gas sector's methane emissions 75% from 2012 levels by 2030. They are achievable and fair regulations that leverage existing solutions for reductions.
Shell Oil refinery in Hemmingstedt, Dithmarschen, Germany in summer

Methane state of play, Part 2: Measurement matters Improving oil and gas methane inventories through measurement

Blog Jan. 23, 2024- By Amanda Bryant
Two narratives about oil and gas methane are fighting for dominance in Canada. The first is a success narrative about hitting reduction targets years ahead of schedule. The second is a more skeptical narrative that highlights persistent underestimation and underreporting. As this series shows, setting meaningful targets, developing sound policies, evaluating outcomes, and credibly telling success stories requires a still largely missing piece: comprehensive measurement data.
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Methane state of play, Part 1: Policies and pathways What Canada and other governments are doing to regulate methane emissions

Blog Dec. 12, 2023- By Amanda Bryant
Let's take stock of and compare what governments are doing in Canada and around the world to ensure companies use proven measures to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas production.


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