ConocoPhillips Canada

Fugitive Emissions


Fugitive emissions are those small amounts of gases that are released unintentionally by our various operations.

We were the first Canadian company to use an infrared video camera to see fugitive emissions that would normally be missed by other detection methods, including the naked eye. The tool pinpoints where the leak is coming from and measures the amount of vapour that escapes into the air. When we know where these releases are happening, we can fix the problem, make our workplace safer, reduce our greenhouse gases and keep costs down. It is a win-win all around.