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Effective January 1: New Fugitive Emissions Survey TimelinesREAD POST

Effective January 1: New Fugitive Emissions Survey Timelines

Effective January 1, 2020, Alberta oil producers and service providers will encounter a new timeline of required fugitive emissions surveys. The frequency of these screenings is based on the equipment or facility type, as defined by Directive 060 issued by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). Learn more about new fugitive emissions guidelines.

Successfully Upholding Your Pressure Equipment Integrity Management ProgramREAD POST

Successfully Upholding Your Pressure Equipment Integrity Management Program

Alberta’s oil and gas companies responsible for pressure equipment (small and large) are required to uphold an Authorized Quality Program (AQP). Industry often refers to this as your “ABSA (Alberta Boilers Safety Association) program.” While you might assume that equipment inspection is the only important aspect of your AQP, there are actually 16 required elements to keep you in successful compliance with the ABSA’s regulations. 

Is Your Pipeline Safety and Loss Management System Up to Code?READ POST

Is Your Pipeline Safety and Loss Management System Up to Code?

On June 24, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) presented an update regarding the Pipeline Safety and Loss Management System (SLMS). Their latest review shows that the majority of licensees don’t actually have an SLMS in place, even though CSAZ662 Clause 3 Appendix A states that all pipeline owners must do so to remain in compliance.

How Does Alberta’s Carbon Tax Repeal Impact Your Business?READ POST

How Does Alberta’s Carbon Tax Repeal Impact Your Business?

As expected, on May 30, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s United Conservative government ended the province’s carbon tax (which began at the start of 2017) on Alberta facilities and consumers that produce less than 100,000 tonnes of carbon per year. This tax aimed to reduce overall carbon emissions (including CO2, methane, and other greenhouse gases).