Baytex Energy says it supports the Alberta Energy Regulator’s new regulatory initiatives.
The AER has approved all of the recommendations stemming from a public inquiry into odours and emissions from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area.
They include requiring the capture of produced gas, and encourage gas conservation measures.
Baytex argues it is already expanding its gas conservation facilities and is working on capturing vapours from all of its well sites.
The Calgary-based company’s operations are the subject of complaints from local families who have left their homes due to health concerns.