Under B.C.’s proposals, a leaking well could emit more than twice the amount of methane than Ottawa will allow when its rules come into effect next year.
Three prototypes to show carbon converted to methanol can serve as an eco-friendly fuel of the future.
Cuts would be easier in some parts of the oil patch than others; industry wants to take the most cost-effective approach.
CAPP warns that new regulations shouldn’t load industry with too many new costs.
Initiative aims to enable better early detection and repair of methane leaks.
The methane rule forces energy companies to capture methane burned off at drilling sites on public lands.
Requires regular checks for equipment for leaks, repairs, cleaner technologies, monitored emission levels and reports.
Research says methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period.
Money will be used to develop emissions reduction technologies, and is to be funded by a carbon levy heavy CO2 emitters have paid into since 2007.
Transmission facility in eastern Carolina will power up to 10,000 homes.
Trudeau, Obama promising to reduce emissions by up to 45% by 2025.
Officials estimate the rules could cost industry up to $420 million in 2025.
Federal agency says the new standards will cost about $55 million to implement over the next 10 years.
It could eliminate need to buy fuel for farms that produce their own bio-methane.
…But assessing the implications for Canada before committing to match them.