Sour Gas

Sour Gas

Sour gas is natural gas that contains measurable amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). It is a colourless, flammable gas that smells like rotten eggs and is poisonous to humans and animals.

The business of sour gas is affected by two important factors: the economic value of the gas, and the methods used in its production. Sour gas accounts for approximately 22 per cent of all natural gas in Alberta. 


Directives

Statistical Reports

  • ST57 Field Surveillance and Operations Branch Provincial Summary
  • ST98 Alberta's Energy Reserves and Supply/Demand Outlook

EnerFAQs

  • EnerFAQs Sour Wells This fact sheet explains what a critical sour well is, the special safeguards such a well requires, and how these safeguards protect Albertans from sour gas blowouts.