Saskatchewan released its regulations for the upstream petroleum industry associated gas conservations standards and upstream flaring and incineration specifications. (S-10 & S-20)
Flaring and venting emissions reduction in the upstream oil and gas industry will be an
important factor in reducing Saskatchewan’s overall greenhouse gas emission.
Conservation of flared and vented associated gas could also allow Saskatchewan to
realize significant economic benefit. The economic benefits include new investments
made to develop gas gathering systems and gas processing infrastructures to collect and
process the conserved associated gas.
D&I Services believes this is a positive development and will give everyone in the upstream petroleum industry more certainty in relation to flaring, incineration and gas conservation practices as well as a time line for the implementation and recording of existing volumes. This plan also identifies economical, practical and reliable methods of reducing air pollutant emissions while improving the efficiency and competitiveness of the industry by capturing associated gas that would have been flared or vented and allowing it to be sold.
You can check out the regulations on the Saskatchewan Energy & Resources site through the link above, or download them here: