Evaluating Trace Emissions of Non-Criteria Air Contaminants in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

GL 09-9183-50
David Picard, Clearstone Engineering Ltd.

Alberta Environment is currently re-evaluating the ambient air quality objectives (AAQOs) for the province. This initiative includes reviewing the values of currently targeted substance and potentially adding additional substances to the list. A Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has been established to participate in this review and evaluation process. The first two substances to be reviewed are Acrolein and Arsenic.

The purpose of this study is to provide upstream oil and natural gas (UOG) industry with facility-related data that can facilitate defensible science-based decisions in this matter, and allow potential risks to the UOG industry to be assessed.