New proposed federal methane regulations show comprehensive and ambitious approachPembina Institute available to comment

Nov. 10, 2022

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CALGARY, AB -Jan Gorski, Program Director, Oil and Gas at the Pembina Institute, made the following statement in response to Canada’s proposed framework on methane regulations:

“The proposed framework puts forward a comprehensive and ambitious approach to methane mitigation. All major sources of methane emissions are addressed with strong requirements that align with and even exceed global best practices.”

“It is positive to see Canada working in lockstep with the United States on the development of methane regulations to meet both countries’ commitment to the Global Methane Pledge, and Canada’s target of reducing oil and gas methane emission by at least 75% below 2012 levels by 2030. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and mitigating methane emissions is one of the lowest-cost measures to reduce emissions from the oil and gas sector. Measures to tackle methane emissions can be implemented by companies now, and would help them make crucial early progress towards the sector’s emissions reduction imperatives, as set out by the federal government.”

“As countries gather at COP27 in Egypt and the Global Methane Pledge continues to gain momentum, Canada’s proposed approach demonstrates global leadership. It is an example that other countries that are also signed up to the Global Methane Pledge can follow to meet their commitments.”



Alex Burton

Communications Manager, Pembina Institute



Report: Reducing methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector: Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada



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