Incentives to make refineries more reliable and therefore more safe and efficient are a good approach for the environment and refinery competitiveness in Ontario. A reliable refinery doesn't need to use the flare all that often for significant so2 emissions. You do need to give them the flexibility to SD and Su for planned maintenance which keeps them reliable and overall reduces emissions in the long run. Incentivize reliability and unit run lengths and you'll get what you want for the environment without unnecessary capital burdens and driving fuel production out of Ontario.
Submitted November 15, 2018 9:47 PM