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New Oil and Gas Sector Emissions Reduction Fund Helps Economy and Environment

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Survey results

We heard from industry, experts, and the public , including exploration and production businesses; oil and gas field services and equipment providers; processing, consulting, and engineering firms; research and development; midstream operations; and provincial and federal regulators.

Among the key findings are:

  • Implementing methane emissions reduction projects is a priority for most respondents, including SMEs and large corporations.

What is your company’s primary business?

What is your company’s primary business?

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What is your company’s primary business?

Answer choices and corresponding percentage of responses

Other: 30.1%

Exploration and production: 33%

Pipelines or storage: 7.8%

Oil or gas field services or equipment: 27.2%

Offshore exploration and production: 1.9%

  • A third of companies had previously accessed a provincial methane program.

Has your company accessed a provincial methane program?

Has your company accessed a provincial methane program?

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Has your company accessed a provincial methane program?

Answer choices and corresponding percentage of responses

Yes: 66.5%

No: 33.6%

  • Most of those projects will be implemented in three- to six-months.

Within what time frame will you be ready to initiate your project(s)?

Within what time frame will you be ready to initiate your project(s)?

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Within what time frame will you be ready to initiate your project(s)?

Answer choices and corresponding percentage of responses

0-3 months: 37.5%

4-6 months: 21.3%

7-9 months: 9.4%

10-12 months: 6.3%

More than 12 months: 13.1%

N/A: 12.5%

  • Companies are prioritizing their investments to meet methane reduction targets

Of the following, which are your short-term priority areas of investment?

Of the following, which are your short-term priority areas of investment?

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Of the following, which are your short-term priority areas of investment?

Answer choices and corresponding percentage of responses

Making capital investments to meet methane reduction targets: 48.2%

Making capital investments in ‘best available technology’ to exceed methane reduction targets: 48.8%

Making capital investments in monitoring technology: 26.5%

Making capital investments to address emissions other than methane: 38.9%

None: 6.8%

N/A: 11.7%

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