A panel examining odours and emissions from heavy oil operations in the Peace River area has released it’s final report, which includes a total of 20 recommendations. Among them are calls to have venting prohibited at all operations in the region, and that all produced gas in the region be captured instead. Other recommendations include the development of a regional air quality monitoring program, and that the Alberta Energy Regulator enhance its operational and enforcement presence in the Peace River area. Oral proceedings took place back in January, with the panel handed over it’s report today to the AER. They will now review it and respond to the recommendations by April 15th.