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Draft Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations

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Release Date: April 24, 2018
Released with Bulletin 2018-09.

Purpose of this Directive

This directive consolidates, clarifies, and updates AER requirements for measurement points used for AER accounting and reporting purposes, as well as those measurement points required for upstream petroleum facilities and some downstream pipeline operations under existing regulations. This directive specifies

  • what and how volumes must be measured;
  • what, where, and how volumes may be estimated;
  • if accounting procedures must be performed on the determined volumes and what they are;
  • what data must be kept for audit purposes; and

what resultant volumes must be reported to the AER.

Provide Feedback

We are piloting a new way of collecting feedback on draft regulatory requirements. We invite you to fill in the online comment form. The new online form makes it easier to see which sections have been added. You may leave the online form at any point and resume it from the same place you left. More information about how to provide your feedback on the draft requirements is on the Methane Reduction webpage. 

Alternatively, fill in the feedback form and send it by email to or by mail to the Alberta Energy Regulator, Climate Policy Assurance Branch, Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4. Feedback will be accepted until May 28, 2018.

See also Directive 017: Measurement Requirements for Oil and Gas Operations