The AER uses two systems for reporting methane emissions: Petrinex (
Fugitive emission survey or screening frequencies in Directive 060 are based on facility subtypes or specific equipment (controlled tanks) present at a site, and the survey or screening activity must be reported to OneStop. SCVF/GM must be tested and reported in accordance with ID 2003-01, and fugitive emission volumes associated with SCVF/GM are not included in OneStop reporting. Unless otherwise required to measure or test a vent gas stream through Directive 017 or Directive 060, emissions may be estimated using emission factors or rates, the equations included within this document, or engineering estimates as described in Canada (2016).
Site- and equipment-specific data should be used when quantifying and reporting emissions. While not a requirement, continuous direct measurement or periodic testing of individual emission sources is encouraged where possible and where these solutions would result in more accurate reporting of emissions than the methods discussed in this document. Requires that compressor seals be tested monthly.
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