The Ministry of Energy and Resources is consulting with the oil and gas industry on proposed new legislation called The Oil and Gas Emissions Management Regulation (OGEMR).
The proposed regulation is intended to provide an overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from associated gas vented and flared at oil facilities. The OGEMR will only apply to companies that have aggregate potential total emissions of greater than 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year from the facilities in which they are the licensee.
The proposed legislation is expected to be presented for consideration by the Lieutenant Governor in Council in September 2018 with the aim of the new regulations coming into effect in the fall of 2018.
Further details on the proposed regulation are outlined in the:
We welcome any feedback you may have on the proposed regulation and ask that you submit your written consolidated company and/or association comments no later than June 29, 2018. Feedback should be sent to:
Jacob Bayda, P.Eng.
Manager, Environmental Programs
Petroleum and Natural Gas Division
Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy