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    Canada’s Vermilion earns responsible gas certification

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Equitable Origin certification will cover a portion of its Alberta natural gas production.

by: Dale Lunan

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Canada’s Vermilion earns responsible gas certification

Canadian producer Vermilion Energy said October 13 it had earned certification under Equitable Origin’s EO100™ standard for responsible energy development for three natural gas production assets in west central Alberta: Granada, Eta Lake and Carrot Creek.

It becomes the third Canadian producer to have achieved this certification, which is based on an independent assessment of performance targets within five ESG principles: corporate governance, transparency and ethics; human rights, social impact and community development; Indigenous People’s rights; fair labor and working conditions; and climate change, biodiversity and environment.

“This significant achievement demonstrates our continued commitment to the ESG leadership we have established over the past decade and helps achieve our goal of providing responsibly produced natural gas to the market,” Vermilion president Curtis Hicks said. “As the energy transition progresses, we believe it is essential to demonstrate verified excellence in the environmental and social conditions under which energy has been produced, including natural gas.”

Vermilion did not quantify the volume of production covered by the certification, but said a portion has been committed to supply a natural gas distributor through Macquarie Energy Canada.