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Permian Methane Flaring, Venting Said Still ‘Stubbornly High’

Permian Methane Flaring, Venting Said Still ‘Stubbornly High’

Malfunctioning flares at oil and natural gas facilities across the Permian Basin remain “stubbornly high,” which when combined with preliminary federal data suggest challenges continue for producers in the biggest operating basin in the country. Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) researchers reported data as part of the year-long PermianMap initiative that began last October. Researchers said…

July 22, 2020

First-of-its-Kind Satellite to Track Methane Emissions in Oil, Natural Gas Sector

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) plans to boldly go where no man has gone before, laying plans to launch a satellite into space to track and measure methane emissions, initially from the oil and natural gas sector.

April 12, 2018

Peoples Natural Gas Joins Partnership to Sniff Out Methane Leaks in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to hail a partnership between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Google, Peoples Natural Gas and Carnegie Mellon University that is identifying and mapping methane leaks from the city’s distribution pipelines.

November 16, 2016

Elevated Methane Emissions in Utah Fuel GHG Debate

Concerned groups like the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are raising new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions concerns related to the North American natural gas production boom, citing a new paper on methane leakage in Utah’s Uintah Basin released Monday by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Colorado.

August 6, 2013