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We're asking interested parties for feedback to help inform regulations to reduce methane emissions associated with the upstream oil and gas sector.

DATE ISSUED: Feb. 14, 2023


The BC Energy Regulator (Regulator) is seeking input from interested parties for the development of regulations to reduce methane emissions associated with the upstream oil and gas sector. Methane is a greenhouse gas and reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations is a key component in the Province’s Clean BC Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal of this regulatory review is to identify changes required to:

  • Achieve the provincial target of a 75 per cent reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030.
  • Make progress towards near elimination of methane emission by 2035.
  • Achieve equivalent reductions to the proposed federal regulations, as applied to the oil and gas sector in B.C.

At the close of the one-month engagement period, an internal team will review the submitted comments to inform the workplan for further targeted engagement. Future opportunities for engagement will be available this year, as the draft regulatory policy is developed.

Go to the “Current Engagements” section of the Regulatory Updates page to view topics for input, timelines and instructions for submitting feedback.

If you have any questions regarding this Information Update, please contact:

Kevin Parsonage M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Supervisor, Audit & Integrity

BC Energy Regulator


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