In our constant endeavor to lower methane emissions through innovation, PTAC is pleased to announce a new RFP to help industry reduce methane emissions and promote innovation within the Alberta oil and gas sector.

If you are a facility owner in Alberta, we encourage you to work with innovative service providers to help reach proposed emission targets. Example solutions listed below, but feel free to provide others:

  • Waste methane aggregation
  • Methods to reduce methane emissions from tanks
  • Enclosed combustors
  • Novel onsite power supply
  • Electric pumps
  • Instrument air

Deadline for this application is January 10th.

Please click here to apply via Google form.

Read the full Methane Consortia Program (MCP) RFP document here and you may refer to the MCP project document here.

If you have any questions or comments, you may contact Shay at [email protected].


What projects are in scope?

  • Projects that directly reduce methane emissions at facilities in Alberta. Please refer to section three of the MCP RFP for more details.

Are LDAR projects in scope?

  • No, MCP does not support LDAR projects.

Are projects and technologies to capture fugitive methane emissions as engine fuel eligible?

  • Yes, these projects and technologies will be supported by MCP if they have a large innovation component to them.

Who can apply?

  • Companies applying for the MCP can be anywhere in Canada, but the facility implementing the project must be within Alberta. Note that equipment/service providers are required to include a signature from each facility owner in the application.

Where can I find more information?

How will projects be evaluated?

  • Details around selection criteria are available in section 6 of the MCP RFP. Approximately 70% of all funding will be allocated to custom solution types using innovative approaches.

How do I apply?

When is the application deadline?

  • The MCP RFP is due January 10th, 2020 (This includes the google form and project details document). Decision on award distribution will be made by February 21st, 2020.

When do the MCP funds need to spent?

  • Funding awarded needs to be spent by December 2020. All reporting needs to be handed in by June 1st, 2021.

Are projects in Saskatchewan eligible?

  • No, only projects focused on facilities within Alberta will be considered for MCP.

Are upstream oil and gas facilities that apply to be regulated as Aggregate facilities under TIER eligible to apply for funding under the PTAC MCP program?

  • TIER is a new policy. At this time, MCP eligibility concerns or issues have not been identified.  Applicants participating in TIER are eligible to apply to the MCP. Questions about TIER can be submitted to  [email protected]