Flaring

Texas Permian Natural Gas Flaring Forecast to Increase as Activity Returns

Texas Permian Natural Gas Flaring Forecast to Increase as Activity Returns

Natural gas flaring from the Texas portion of the Permian Basin is likely to increase in the coming years but the industry may be able to eliminate most of the routine emissions at little cost, according to a new analysis. The Rystad Energy analysis, commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund, found that the flaring is…

February 1, 2021
Bakken Natural Gas Capture in North Dakota Said Improved from 2019, Stable Until 2025

Bakken Natural Gas Capture in North Dakota Said Improved from 2019, Stable Until 2025

North Dakota is this year better equipped to capture vented and flared natural gas from the Bakken Shale than in 2019, and processing capacity is said to now be adequate for the next five years. North Dakota Pipeline Authority director Justin Kringstad discussed the outlook during an interview with NGI’s Shale Daily.  “The gas capture…

December 14, 2020
North Dakota Reaches 93% Natural Gas Capture Rate Amid Production Increases

North Dakota Reaches 93% Natural Gas Capture Rate Amid Production Increases

North Dakota’s operators have achieved a 93% natural gas capture rate statewide in September, when month/month oil and gas production increased.  In the state’s Bakken Shale, home of robust supplies of sweet light crude oil that is rich with associated gas, flaring has been excessive as production growth outpaced efforts to build sufficient midstream takeaway…

November 18, 2020
Texas Regulators Looking to ‘Drastically Reduce’ Natural Gas Flaring in Oilfields

Texas Regulators Looking to ‘Drastically Reduce’ Natural Gas Flaring in Oilfields

A push to revamp allowed natural gas flaring in Texas oilfields is underway, with potential changes coming as soon as this fall.

June 17, 2020
New Mexico Oil, Gas Industry Urges More E&P Oversight, Collaboration to Reduce Natural Gas Flaring

New Mexico Oil, Gas Industry Urges More E&P Oversight, Collaboration to Reduce Natural Gas Flaring

In a proactive approach to work with New Mexico regulators to reduce the amount of natural gas flared when wells are drilled, a statewide industry coalition is recommending regulators update the rules and work hand-in-hand with operators to improve gas capture in the oilfields.

May 20, 2020
Permian Methane Emissions Estimated at Three Times Nationwide Rate

Permian Methane Emissions Estimated at Three Times Nationwide Rate

New measurements by atmospheric scientists in the most productive part of the Permian Basin indicate methane is escaping from oil and natural gas wells at around three times the nationwide rate.

April 8, 2020
Permian Methane Emissions Estimated at Three Times Nationwide Rate

Permian Methane Emissions Estimated at Three Times Nationwide Rate

New measurements by atmospheric scientists in the most productive part of the Permian Basin indicate methane is escaping from oil and natural gas wells at around three times the nationwide rate.

April 8, 2020
Snuffing Out Natural Gas Flaring, Methane Emissions Aim of Texas Coalition

Snuffing Out Natural Gas Flaring, Methane Emissions Aim of Texas Coalition

A Texas-size group of operators and trade associations on Tuesday launched a Lone Star effort to minimize flaring and methane emissions from the largest producing state in the nation.

April 1, 2020
Snuffing Out Natural Gas Flaring, Methane Emissions Aim of Texas Coalition

Snuffing Out Natural Gas Flaring, Methane Emissions Aim of Texas Coalition

A Texas-size group of operators and trade associations on Tuesday launched a Lone Star effort to minimize flaring and methane emissions from the largest producing state in the nation.

April 1, 2020
Parsley CEO Pushes for ESG Accountability, Takes Aim at Democrats’ Call to Ban Fracturing

Parsley CEO Pushes for ESG Accountability, Takes Aim at Democrats’ Call to Ban Fracturing

Accountability in the energy industry has become more critical than ever before, and operators have to deliver on what they promise, which includes improving the environment, according to Parsley Energy Inc. CEO Matt Gallagher.

February 25, 2020
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