In Alberta the oil and gas industry is regulated by the (AER) Alberta Energy Regulator formerly known as the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (AEUB or EUB).
In recent years the Alberta government (and governments around the world) have been making a strong effort to reduce flare gas emissions as well as all unmetered gas emissions.
While flaring gas is a necessary part of the oil and gas industry, knowing how much gas is being flared or vented has been the goal of regulators.
Alberta’s AER Directive 60: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting deals with the regulations surrounding flare gas and vent gas.
Alberta’s AER Directive 17: Measurement Requirements for Upstream Oil and Gas Operations deals with the measurement of flare gas and vent gas in the province.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has also produced its guide to Estimation of Flaring and Venting Volumes from Upstream Oil and Gas Facilities.