Bulletin – New Edition of Directive 060
On July 7, 2020 the AER released a new edition of Directive 060: Upstream Petroleum Industry Flaring, Incinerating, and Venting. Section 2.6 was updated to permit the use of incinerators and enclosed combustors between 100 m and 500 m of a residence for facilities with first gas disposition after January 1, 2020. For such facilities, where unconserved gas volumes greater than 900 m3/day are combusted, the gas must be disposed of in an incinerator or enclosed combustor. The AER clarified that the 500 m residence spacing requirement for flaring or venting has not changed.