Canadian Gas Association, CEPEI Form Methane Management Coalition

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The coalition will deploy advanced methane measurement, detection, reduction, and capture solutions for the Canadian gas industry.

The Canadian Gas Association and the Canadian Energy Partnership for Environmental Innovation (CEPEI) have announced the formation of the Canadian Methane Management Coalition (CMMC). The coalition will compile a group of stakeholders to advance Canada’s efforts in reducing methane emissions across the natural gas value chain.

"By championing the formation of a Canadian Methane Management Coalition, we unite diverse players under a common goal: to evolve the future of our natural gas value chain,” said Michele Harradence, Executive Vice President & President, Gas Distribution and Storage, Enbridge Gas Inc. “Together, we are committed to continual reduction, ensuring Canada's methane footprint diminishes with each step, echoing our dedication to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable energy future.”


Methane is the primary component of the natural gas delivered in Canada, which accounts for nearly 40% of Canada’s energy use and serves 25 million Canadians in homes, businesses, and industries. The CMMC will work with the Canadian gas industry to ensure extraction and delivery systems are emission-free and efficient.

"The natural gas industry has long been dedicated to reducing methane emissions and we have been making progress. From 2018 to 2022, Tourmaline has reduced its methane emissions intensity by 55% while growing our production by 89%," said Mike Rose, CEO, Tourmaline Oil Corp. "The Canadian Methane Management Coalition presents an opportunity to help us go further still."

CMMC will profile and support advanced methane measurement, detection, mitigation, and capture solutions for deployment at scale in Canada. The coalition will disseminate information and best practices to support the next wave of methane emission reduction. This partnership builds on the work of Canada’s emissions testing center (ETC) in Alberta, which is an academic and government-supported initiative that tests new methane technologies.

"Through the Canadian Methane Management Coalition, we are forging a path of cooperation to build on our knowledge and understanding of methane emissions,” said Christine Cinnamon, Executive Director, Canadian Energy Partnership for Environmental Innovation (CEPEI). “Our efforts demonstrate our dedication to continuous improvement as an industry."