Fugitive Emission Management Program (FEMP) Effectiveness Assessment – Phase I Cap-Op Energy

Cooper Robinson, Cap-Op Energy

Canada has pledged to reduce its methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 45% by 2025 [1]. Site-level studies across the natural gas supply chain, including production [2-4], processing [5], transmission, and distribution [6], have added to our understanding of leaks at equipment and component scale. These studies show that leak-size distributions are highly skewed, with a small number of large leaks (‘super-emitters’) contributing to majority of the emissions. Furthermore, mobile measurements near production sites show methane emissions that are significantly higher than Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) national inventory report [7-8, 9]. Achieving Canada’s methane emissions target will require careful analysis of existing uncertainties in inventory reports, identifying poorly-characterized emissions sources and activity factors, understanding efficacy of LDAR programs, and developing cost-
effective solutions that guarantee emissions reductions.

Phase 1 Report 
FEMP EA Phase II Report – expected date of release May 31, 2020