Dioxide

Canadian Industry Tackles Methane ‘Bleeding’ From Pumps, Controls

A host of mechanical bit players in natural gas and oil fields has emerged as the star target for greenhouse gas reduction in Alberta, Canada’s chief producing province.

January 25, 2016

Carbon Capture, Storage Research Could Enhance NatGas Production

Researchers from Virginia Tech and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) made progress over the summer on a more than $14 million project to develop safer carbon storage methods that could also help recover more natural gas from shale and coalbeds.

October 20, 2015
NC Law to Help Duke Energy Replace Coal-Fired Plant With NatGas

NC Law to Help Duke Energy Replace Coal-Fired Plant With NatGas

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law designed to help Duke Energy convert one of its coal-fired power plants in the state to natural gas, as the power giant moves forward with plans to excavate coal ash from 24 sites across the Carolinas.

June 29, 2015

Fuel-Switching Drove CO2 Emissions to Nearly 20-Year Low

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions last year were the lowest in the United States since 1994 at 5.3 billion metric tons due to the increasing reliance on lower-priced natural gas to fuel power generation, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). With the exception of 2010, carbon emissions have declined every year since 2007.

April 8, 2013

Shell Underscores Role of Natural Gas to 2100

Global support for natural gas use, as well as the technology to trap and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fuel, would curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in this century, but it will take cooperation between government and the industry, according to Royal Dutch Shell plc.

March 4, 2013

Shell Underscores Government’s Role in Shaping Energy Future

Global support for natural gas use, as well as the technology to trap and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from burning fuel, would curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in this century, but it will take cooperation between government and the industry, according to Royal Dutch Shell plc.

March 1, 2013

Correction

In the headline of a story published Jan. 2, “DOE Identifies 2.4B Metric Tons of CO2 Storage Capacity” (see Daily GPI, Jan. 2), the amount of possible carbon dioxide (CO2) storage capacity in U.S. saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs and unmineable coal seams was incorrectly stated. The Department of Energy report actually identified 2.4 trillion metric tons of CO2 storage capacity. NGI regrets the error.

January 3, 2013

DOE Identifies 2.4B Metric Tons of CO2 Storage Capacity

The United States has at least 2,400 billion metric tons of possible carbon dioxide (CO2) storage capacity in saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs and unmineable coal seams, enough to potentially store “hundreds of years’ worth of industrial greenhouse emissions,” according to a report from the Department of Energy (DOE).

January 2, 2013

Industry Brief

Linde North America has upgraded its carbon dioxide (CO2) plants in Corpus Christi, TX, and Woodward, OK, to better serve the Midcontinent and Eagle Ford Shale regions with expanded CO2 availability. “Linde has brought these plants on stream to supply the surging demand for CO2 in the oil and gas industry,” said Lauren Porambo, CO2 product manager. “The use of CO2 in fracturing completions displaces the use of water, reduces formational damage and enhances well production.” CO2 is injected in a liquid state and converts to a gaseous state down-hole, mitigating formational damage and fluid on formation, while enhancing well clean-up and flow-back, Linde said. Conventional liquid pumps are used, so service companies require no specialized equipment.

October 17, 2012

API Says Two-Day Notification to EPA ‘Makes Sense’

Beginning Monday, producers will have to notify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) two days in advance by e-mail of their plans to hydraulically fracture (frack) natural gas wells

October 10, 2012
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