(Saskatchewan) Methane Action Plan

Last updated: 22 April 2022

The plan is a comprehensive approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from venting and flaring activities in the upstream oil and gas industry. It combines flexible results-based regulations with 10 new complementary policies and programs to protect industrial competitiveness and limit carbon leakage risks. Furthermore, it sets the target of reducing methane emissions by 4.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) annually by 2025.

Among the listed complementary policies are the: Associated Gas Conservation Program, aiming to create more opportunities in the upstream oil and gas industry for the sale and movement of methane between oil production facilities for the purpose of on-site use; the Saskatchewan Petroleum Innovation Incentive that will provide a royalty credit for commercial innovation projects with the ability to better manage GHG emissions; and the Oil and Gas Processing Investment Incentive, which will provide a royalty credit for all large-scale value-added oil and gas facilities, including methane gathering, processing and power generation infrastructure, and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. 

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