MELA Executive Director interview with BNN. Link

MELA Executive Director’s op-ed in today’s Calgary Herald Link

Jun 14, 2017

Events:

Jul 21, 2017

Media Reactions to Federal Government's  Methane Emission Reduction Plan

News Release
For Immediate Release
July 28, 2017

Canadian Methane Management Sector Sees Economic Opportunity in Meeting New Federal Regulations 

Calgary, Alberta –The Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA) has submitted feedback on the Government of Canada’s draft methane reduction regulations, highlighting the economic and job growth opportunity for Canada’s emerging methane management sector to support Canada’s oil and gas producers in complying with new government regulations.

Quotes from Jackson Hegland, Executive Director of the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA):


“Strong methane regulations are the newest opportunity for collaboration between industry, government and the emerging methane management sector.”

“Working together, we can create new jobs, many located in Alberta, and seize growth opportunities at home and abroad, demonstrating Canada’s spirit of innovation in service of the clean and efficient development of natural resources.”


​Draft federal regulations designed to reduce oil and gas industry emissions of methane, the main ingredient in natural gas and a greenhouse gas were released in May seeking feedback from stakeholders.  The official comment period closed July 26.  The final federal regulations are expected this year, with Alberta’s provincial methane rules to be proposed in the coming months.


 For more information please contact:
Jackson Hegland
Telephone: +1.403.604.0219  Email: jhegland@methanealliance.ca 

Federal Government Announcement on Methane Emissions Reduction plan

MELA Executive Director speaking about challenges and advances in methane leak detection at the Low Carbon Innovation Forum.Register here.

Methane firms undaunted by Ottawa’s three-year delay to new emissions rules. Link

In the News:

JWN: Carbon & Sustainability - Oil & Gas -Regulatory

Mar 10, 2017

Global Petroleum Show

May 10, 2017

Hosted by Modern West Advisory - Link

CLEANTECH CANADA

News Release
For Immediate Release
April 28, 2017

Job Opportunities Poised for Growth in the Emerging Canadian Methane Services Industry, According to New Market Survey

Calgary, Alberta – An analysis by the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA), an industry association of Canadian methane mitigation technology and service providers, projects job growth for local companies providing methane management solutions to the oil and gas industry. Many businesses in this sector plan to increase their total number of workers to meet an uptick in demand from oil and gas producers when the Canadian federal and Alberta methane rules are released.

Regulations aimed at reducing methane, the main ingredient in natural gas and a greenhouse gas, are part of the Pan-Canadian Climate Framework and Alberta’s Climate Plan.

Almost 180 companies in Canada provide methane management products and services, according to the analysis. Of those companies that responded to the survey, 80 percent expect job growth in the next 12-18 months due to methane regulations and 40 percent anticipate their headcount to grow by more than 100 percent.

“Helping oil and gas companies improve operational efficiencies by controlling methane emissions is what our member companies do. This industry is clearly readying itself to expand capacity and headcount to provide its customers viable and affordable solutions to meet new federal and provincial regulatory requirements,” said Jackson Hegland, Executive Director of MELA.

To meet new government regulations, producers will have to deploy methane mitigation technologies across the value chain and enlist the services of local businesses to support methane reduction management activities.

“With more than 70,000 well sites in Alberta alone, oil and gas producers will be looking for solutions to eliminate methane leaks and return this gas to the pipeline and this presents a tremendous opportunity for Calscan to grow,” said Henri Tessier, Operations Manager, Calscan Solutions. “We expect to triple our staff and expand our facilities to meet the needs of our customers striving for zero methane emissions.”

Hegland added, “Our analysis shows there is a real opportunity for business growth and job creation in the methane mitigation sector, contributing to Canada’s leadership in the race to reduce methane emissions.”

The study contains a review of companies with offices located in Canada and the associated number of jobs within each of those organizations related specifically to methane emissions reduction activities.


For more information please contact:
Jackson Hegland
Telephone: +1.403.604.0219   Email: jhegland@methanealliance.ca 

Crystal Roberts
Telephone:  +1.519.222.3890   Email:  crystal@scoutpublicaffairs.com

Apr 30, 2017

May 25, 2017

Media Reactions to MELA Canadian Methane Jobs Market Analysis

Apr 4, 2017

Quarterly Updates - Spring 2017. Link

Jobs growth and technology exports in methane management

Methane Management Solutions Workshop

ALBERTA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

News Release
For Immediate Release
May 25, 2017

Fast-Growing Canadian Methane Management Sector Hiring and Expanding to Support Oil and Gas Industry in Meeting New Federal Regulations

Calgary, Alberta – The Government of Canada today released draft regulations to reduce oil and gas industry emissions of methane, the main ingredient in natural gas and a greenhouse gas.  To meet new government regulations, producers will have to deploy methane management technologies across the value chain and enlist the services of local businesses to support methane reduction management activities.

Quotes from Jackson Hegland, Executive Director of the Methane Emissions Leadership Alliance (MELA):

“The release of the draft methane regulations by the Government of Canada provides greater certainty for the oil and gas industry planning for compliance and a clear signal for the technology and service companies in Canada’s emerging methane management sector to accelerate their business plans to meet increasing demand for their products.” 
 

“With close to 180 companies operating in Canada, Canada’s methane management sector has affordable and viable solutions at the ready and is excited to grow, hire new employees and expand manufacturing capacity to support the oil and gas industry in meeting the new regulatory requirements.” 
 
“With methane policies and regulation in place in many US states and other global jurisdictions, Canada’s methane management sector is well positioned to export Canadian-developed innovative products and services to growing global markets.”

 “On behalf of our members, MELA looks forward to providing feedback and input to the consultation process on the draft federal regulations.”

In Spring 2017, MELA released a Canadian Methane Jobs Market Analysis that shows there are close to 180 companies in Canada’s emerging methane management sector, outflanking the US, where approximately 140 companies comprise the sector.  MELA’s survey found that 80 per cent of responding methane management companies expect job growth in the next 12-18 months to serve increased demand due to new federal and soon-to-be-released Alberta methane regulations.  The growth is expected to be significant with 40 per cent of respondents anticipating their headcount to grow by more than 100 per cent. To see the full report:  Canadian Methane Jobs Market Analysis.

 For more information please contact:
Jackson Hegland
Telephone: +1.403.604.0219  Email: jhegland@methanealliance.ca 

 Crystal Roberts
Telephone:  +1.519.222.3890  Email:  crystal@scoutpublicaffairs.com

Jun 23, 2017

MELA presence in Global Petroleum Show 2017

​​Methane emissions levy demands immediate action, says carbon consultant. Link

  • BOE Report. Link
  • CALGARY HERALD. Link
  • ​CBC News. Link
  • Energy Now. Link
  • ​​GLOBAL NEWS. Link
  • ​​​Government of Canada. Link
  • ​​​JWN. Link
  • ​​​THE GLOBE AND MAIL. Link

MELA Executive Director speaks at Federal government announcement  of methane reduction plan for oil and gas industry - Canada Gazette. Link

Jun 14, 2017

May 25, 2017