Reducing emissions through cost-effective flaring mitigation opportunities


Flaring at oil and natural gas facilities is a source of black carbon (BC) and methane (CH4) emissions, which are both powerful short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). In order to reduce emissions from flared associated gas, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) through Clearstone Engineering Ltd conducted a technology demonstration project to help oil and gas companies identify profitable opportunities to recover high-value, condensable liquids from flared associated gas. Recovery of these liquids from associated gas that is high in VOCs can reduce black carbon emissions from the gas when it is flared. At the same time, recovered liquids may be integrated into liquids production and processing infrastructure, potentially adding significant revenues.

Three flare gas measurement campaigns were conducted between July 2017 and July 2019, which included surveying 8 flaring oil and gas production facilities in Colombia. The project was implemented in close collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) which measured the baseline BC emission rates of the surveyed sites using Sky-LOSA, a state-of-the-art optical technique. As part of the CCAC Virtual Series on Opportunities for Fast Action, this webinar will present the results of this project and provide an opportunity for discussion on the future of SLCP mitigation in the oil and gas sector.


  • Outcomes of the Black Carbon Demonstration Project
  • Unlocking economic, environmental and social sustainability opportunities through Black Carbon mitigation
  • Retrofit of an Existing Flare to Reduce Black Carbon Emissions and Improve Flaring Reliability
  • Questions and Answers

Resource Speakers:

  • Dave Picard, President, Clearstone Engineering
  • Mike Layer, Senior Program Manager, Natural Resources Canada
  • John Cassidy, President, FlareTech Inc.
  • Sarah Smith, Super Pollutants Program Director, Clean Air Task Force
Pollutants (SLCPs)

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