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DRAFT Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting

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Release Date: April 24, 2018
Released with Bulletin 2018-09.

Purpose of this Directive

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting contains the requirements for flaring, incinerating, and venting in Alberta at all upstream petroleum industry wells and facilities. Directive 060 requirements also apply to pipeline installations that convey gas (e.g., compressor stations, line heaters) licensed by the AER in accordance with the Pipeline Act. With the exception of oil sands mining schemes and operations, Directive 060 applies to all schemes and operations approved under section 10 of the Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA). Directive 060 does not apply to any processing plants approved under section 11 of the OSCA.

Provide Feedback

We are piloting a new way of collecting feedback on draft regulatory requirements. We invite you to fill in the online comment form. The new online form makes it easier to see which sections have been added. You may leave the online form at any point and resume it from the same place you left. More information about how to provide your feedback on the draft requirements is on the Methane Reduction webpage. 

Alternatively, fill in the feedback form and send it by email to Methane.Reduction@aer.ca or by mail to the Alberta Energy Regulator, Climate Policy Assurance Branch, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4. Feedback will be accepted until May 28, 2018.


Also see Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting