The Peace Region

The Peace Region is home to the Montney play of Northeastern British Columbia, which has evolved into one of the most active natural gas reserves in North America. The play encompasses approximately 2.9 million hectares from the south Peace region near the city of Dawson Creek extending up to the northwest of the city of Pink Mountain. It is estimated that the production of natural gas has increased by 44% over the past 10 years; moreover, approximately 90% of oil and gas wells drilled in BC were in the Montney play, and over half of the wells were distributed in the Peace region. It is within this setting that UBC EERI is conducting research on fugitive gas emissions from energy resource development.

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