Economic Analysis of Methane Emission Reduction Opportunities in the Canadian Oil and Natural Gas Industries

October 5, 2015
ICF International

Methane is an important greenhouse gas with a short-term climate impact many times greater than carbon dioxide. It is also the primary component of natural gas. As a result, methane emissions occur throughout the oil and gas industry, which is Canada's largest anthropogenic source of those emissions.

This report, commissioned by Environmental Defense Fund and released in partnership with the Pembina Institute, shows that existing technologies can provide a cost-effective way to significantly reduce methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas industry.