Crew is committed to reducing all emissions. From local contaminants such as nitrous oxides (“NOX”), sulphur dioxides (“SO2”), volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”), and particulate matter (“PM”), to GHG emissions, which contribute to global climate change, Crew is taking concrete actions to reduce our emissions.
in our corporate air contaminants since 2017 on an overall tonnage basis
in our B.C. operations air contaminants since 2017 on an overall tonnage basis
As a fundamental principle, the quality of the air we breathe must be kept free from as many contaminants as possible. Crew has taken significant steps to minimize these contaminants, focusing primarily on reducing NOX, SO2, VOCs, and PM. We continue to explore opportunities and technology that will support the reduction of diesel use, which is crucial for lowering GHGs, SO2, and NOX emissions.
While Crew reduced SO2, VOCs, and PM between 2021 and 2022, the rise in NOX over the last year can be attributed to the increase in production from our Septimus Gas Plant. This production growth directly correlates to a rise in fuel consumption and changes in load and subsequent NOX emission factors for four engines at this facility.
As we investigate the possibility of electrifying our existing and future gas plants, we anticipate that these projects will contribute to a reduction in these air emissions.