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Proposed regulations to reduce methane emissions in the oil and gas sector

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May 25, 2017

On May 25, 2017, the Government of Canada proposed methane regulations that will require industry to conserve valuable natural gas by regularly checking and fixing gas leaks and adopting new practices that prevent the gas from being vented into the air during oil and gas production.

These requirements will apply to oil and gas facilities that are responsible for the extraction, production, processing, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. This includes oil and gas wells and batteries, natural gas processing plants, compressor stations, and supporting pipelines.

Review the press release and the proposed regulations on the Government of Canada's website.

Also, a summary of the proposed regulations is available on the Norton Rose Fulbright's website.

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