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We're all doing our part for EMISSION REDUCTION.

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Vadim Demb :: 403-660-4877
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Ryan Webb :: 403-984-9687
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Emisison reduction is important to all of us, and we all have a part to play in the energy transition. At Rheaume, we are committed to helping our clients solve the emissions reduction puzzle.


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What is driving emission reduction?


International agreements, like the Paris Accords, establish global emission reduction goals and commitments for participating nations. These nations, Canada included, have set a goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Provinces, like AB, BC, and SK, have created their own emission reduction plans aligned with federal mandates. Non-governmental groups, like trade organizations, coalitions, and investor groups, have also set emission curbing objectives.

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How is emission reduction encouraged?


The Stick: Federally, pollution is limited through multiple acts specific to the type and source of the emissions. Carbon emissions are not limited, but instead priced through the GGPPA. Provincially, emissions related to oil and gas operations are regulated, including methane limits set in provincial flaring and venting regulations like the ones for AB, BC, and SK. All three provinces have equivalency with federal guidelines for emission reduction which AB meets through the TIER program.


The Carrot: Offsets are standard commodity units corresponding to tonnes of CO2e emissions voluntarily reduced by an emitter. Offsets can be traded or used to comply with reduction mandates and are listed on one of many provincial, federal, and global offset registries. Alberta’s offsets are managed by CSA group and generated following Alberta specific protocols. Several provincial funding programs also exist to promote emission reduction such as the Clean BC Innovation Fund, Alberta’s ERA funding streams, or Saskatchewan’s development focused funding streams (the OGPII, OIIP, and SPII).

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How should I reduce emissions?


Evaluate: Evaluating emission reduction projects is difficult as the carbon market is still emerging, regulations are changing, and technology is evolving. However, using a marginal abatement cost curve (MACC), projects can be ranked by the project cost per tonne of CO2e abated and yearly CO2e reduced.


Start with Methane: Methane is a potent GHG and typically the first target in emission reduction. There are several methods available to reduce methane venting from oil and gas operations, the main being to combust or to conserve.


Improve Engines: Engine exhaust is regulated under MSAPR, and with improvements in engine efficiency, regulations can be met and exceeded, reducing emissions.

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What's next?


Hydrogen might be the next fuel source, but currently the lower energy capacity, associated emissions from blue hydrogen, and infrastructure requirements of hydrogen limit its widespread use. Carbon capture is seen an instrumental part of the emission reduction solution. There are several solutions out there, generally divided into amine and non amine solutions. Scale and composition have a significant impact on the cost.

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Where can I learn more?


Check out these local conferences: The Net Zero & Methane Emissions Reduction Conference was a virtual conference that shared technology, regulatory, and scientific information on emission reductions. The NetZero Conference and Expo is a PTAC and EventWorx event to showcase and share climate reduction information and technologies.


Or check out these organizations researching reduction strategies: The Methane Emission Leadership Alliance (MELA) is a network of organizations, equipment manufacturers, and measurement companies all working on emission reduction. Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) is an industry association that works to advance technology and development projects specific to the oil and gas sector. GTI Energy is research program working on developing low carbon solutions for its clients. Validere is a data software company that reports and tracks commodity and emissions data for oil and gas producers.

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How can Rheaume help?


Simply put, there are many technology and strategy options out there. We'd love to have a chat and help you make sense of it all. Get in touch and let’s go through them together.

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