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Directive 039: Revised Program to Reduce Benzene Emissions from Glycol Dehydrators

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Release Date: June 19, 2018
Replaces the previous edition released on January 22, 2013.
Released with Bulletin 2018-14.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive updates the requirements for managing reductions in benzene emissions from glycol dehydrators and for reporting these emissions.

This directive ensures continued reductions in benzene emissions to reduce potential impacts on the public and the environment. Modelling results show that to consistently meet the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives for the benzene one-hour average, the upstream oil and gas industry must reduce current emission targets.