Flaring and Air Quality
Flaring is the release and disposal of gas through a flare stack during the production and processing of oil and gas activities. This is waste gas that cannot be processed or sold.
Flaring can take place during:
- Well testing
- De-pressuring of processing equipment or pipelines
- Waste management at facilities
If you notice a flare stack producing black smoke for five minutes or more during any consecutive two hours, you should report it to the BC Energy Regulator’s Concerns and Complaints number: 250-794-5200. Be prepared to provide details regarding the site location.