Capture

Correction

Lake Charles Methanol LLC, which is overseeing construction of a petroleum coke and carbon capture facility in Louisiana, is not related to a previous project, as reported in the story, “Lake Charles Methanol Secures DOE Backing for World’s First Carbon Capture, Petcoke Facility.” Leucadia Energy LLC in 2014 canceled a project that was to be in the same location, and all programs related to it were terminated at that time. NGI regrets the error.

December 27, 2016

Brief — ExxonMobil Fuel Cell Pilot

ExxonMobil Corp. and FuelCell Energy Inc. plan to test fuel cell carbon capture technology at the James M. Barry Electric Generating Plant, a 2.7 GW mixed-used coal and natural gas-fired facility operated by Southern Co.’s Alabama Power in Bucks, AL. The tests are to demonstrate carbon capture from gas-fired power generation (see Daily GPI, May 6). The pilot would use a carbonate fuel cell power system to concentrate and capture a portion of the carbon emissions. Flue gas from power generation would be directed into the fuel cell air intake system, where it would be combined with natural gas. The fuel cell plant would be installed at Barry after engineering studies are completed, with results guiding a decision about whether to construct a standalone plant.

October 27, 2016
North Dakota Extends Flaring Deadlines Due to Infrastructure Delays

North Dakota Extends Flaring Deadlines Due to Infrastructure Delays

North Dakota’s Industrial Commission (IC), which oversees oil/natural gas production, on Thursday extended the deadline for meeting state-mandated captured wellhead gas goals, pushing them to the end of next year rather than January.

September 29, 2015

DOE Points to Carbon Capture, Storage Successes

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to support commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) are advancing. More than a half-dozen projects are capturing 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) through a regional partnership with DOE funding, the agency said.

April 24, 2015

DOE Points to Carbon Capture, Storage Successes

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to support commercial-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) are advancing. More than a half-dozen projects are capturing 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) through a regional partnership with DOE funding, the agency said.

April 24, 2015

Federal Water, Other Issues Have North Dakota Lawmakers Working Overtime

Federal proposals to expand the definition of intrastate waters that can be regulated, along with a host of other energy issues, have the North Dakota state legislature working overtime. Up to 27 bills could impact the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), which regulates oil and natural gas activities.

February 17, 2015

Rice University Lab Paves New Way to Capture CO2 From NatGas Wells

The best material to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas wells could be in a cheap derivative of asphalt, a material primarily used to build roads, Rice University scientists have found.

January 16, 2015
North Dakota: Good-Bad News Story on Flaring, Production

North Dakota: Good-Bad News Story on Flaring, Production

The latest monthly statistics for North Dakota oil and natural gas production released Friday present a good news-bad news conundrum for state and industry officials.

September 12, 2014

North Dakota Flaring Program Unprecedented, State Official Says

With mandated gas capture plans and better long-range communications with midstream processing/gathering system operators, North Dakota’s full-court press to greatly cut the percentage of associated gas flared at the wellhead is taking on a new life.

June 19, 2014
North Dakota Production Back on the Rise

North Dakota Production Back on the Rise

Although still reflecting some remnants of winter’s slowdown, North Dakota production of oil and natural gas hit new all-time highs in March, rising from February’s lull. Rig counts were down slightly, but well completions increased sharply and the producing well count hit a new high.

May 13, 2014