May 25, 2017


Federal Government Releases Details of Delayed Methane Reduction Plans


  • GLOBAL NEWS  (Link)
  • ​BOE Report  (Link)
  • ​Energy Now  (Link)

MELA Executive Director speaking about challenges and advances in methane leak detection at the Low Carbon Innovation Forum on June 14th. Register here.

May 25, 2017


 Federal Government’s Methane Emission Reduction Plan Raises Industry Concerns

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METHANE MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS Workshop - June 23rd, 2017 - Calgary. Link

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





May 25, 2017


THE GLOBE AND MAIL


  • New methane rules aim to cut emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector  (Link)

May 25, 2017


CBC News


  • Tougher methane regulations to be phased in between 2020 and 2023 under Canada's climate change plan  (Link)

May 25, 2017


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA - News Release


  • Canada to reduce emissions from oil and gas industry  (Link)

​March 10, 2017


JWN: CARBON & SUSTAINABILITY -  OIL & GAS - REGULATORY


  • Methane emissions levy demands immediate action, says carbon consultant  (Link)

May 10, 2017


CLEANTECH CANADA


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

In the News:

April 4, 2017


ALBERTA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY - QUARTERLY UPDATE


  • Spring 2017  (Link)

April 28, 2017


Job Opportunities Poised for Growth in the Emerging Canadian Methane Services Industry


  • BOE Report  (Link)
  • Energy Now  (Link)
  • Market Wired  (Link)
  • Yahoo Finance  (Link)

Events:


​April 30, 2017


JWN: CARBON & SUSTAINABILITY -  OIL & GAS - MARKETS & INVESTMENT - SERVICE & SUPPLY


  • ‘Growth spurt’ expected in jobs for methane emissions management  (Link)

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