2008 Remediation Guidelines for Methanol

Methanol is an industrial chemical with a wide range of uses as a chemical feedstock, solvent and fuel. It is also used in the upstream oil and gas industry for hydrate inhibition in natural gas production and transport, removal of acid gasses, as a dehydration agent, in the recovery of heavy hydrocarbons, and in the pressure testing of pipelines and pressure vessels in cold temperatures. Any of these uses may result in the release of methanol into the environment.

This document develops proposed soil and groundwater remediation guidelines consistent with the Alberta Environment Tier I Soil and Groundwater (AENV, 2007a) framework.