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Taking action on methane in Canada and the U.S.: Timeline

Regulatory and government actions taken in Canada and the U.S. to reduce methane emissions in the oil and natural gas industry.

There have been significant regulatory and government actions in both Canada and the United States to monitor and reduce methane emissions in the oil and natural gas industry. Canadian governments are a leader on methane emissions reduction with policies in place since 1998.  Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry are committed to achieving a 45 per cent reduction in methane emissions by 2025.

Methane emissions reduction policies timeline