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The AER is supporting the Government of Alberta’s goal of achieving a 45 per cent reduction in methane emissions by 2025 (relative to 2014 levels).   

The oil and gas industry has an important role to play in this effort given it was the largest source of methane emissions in Alberta (in 2014), accounting for about 70 per cent of the province’s total emissions. In the chart below, the downward trending line is positive and illustrates movement towards the reduction target. 

Progress since 2014 to reaching the 45 per cent reduction target

Data is released annually in December.