Pneumatic Device Study

In 2013, the B.C. Ministry of Environment (Climate Action Secretariat), Ministry of Natural Gas Development and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers conducted a joint field study on emissions from pneumatic devices.

The study was prompted by concerns about the reliability of GHG emissions data provided by the manufacturers of pneumatic devices, which are common instruments at well sites and along pipelines that use pressurised gas to control processes.

The results of this field study demonstrate the B.C. government’s commitment to working in co-operation with the oil and gas sector to improve the accuracy of GHG emissions reported.