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Mexico’s Pemex Reduces Natural Gas Flaring, Ups Production in Q1

Mexico’s Pemex Reduces Natural Gas Flaring, Ups Production in Q1

Executives at Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in an earnings call Monday that work toward improving natural gas use and lowering emissions is starting to pay off. Pemex reported a 42% improvement in natural gas capture in the first quarter. The company was able to use 91.6% of gas produced, flaring off…

May 2, 2022
Bakken Oil Producers Seen Scaling Back Growth On Natural Gas Capture Concerns

Bakken Oil Producers Seen Scaling Back Growth On Natural Gas Capture Concerns

Bakken Shale oil producers will likely limit annual production growth to 1-2% over the next 10 years, driven largely by concerns about natural gas capture, according to North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator. Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms discussed the outlook, along with the state’s latest production and drilling statistics, with reporters…

February 17, 2022
North Dakota Oil, Natural Gas Production Slips in October

North Dakota Oil, Natural Gas Production Slips in October

Oil and natural gas production in North Dakota, home to the Bakken Shale, slipped in October versus September. Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) director Lynn Helms issued the monthly Director’s Cut on Friday, which provides information about all of the wells capable of producing, as well as permit activity. Natural gas production in October averaged…

December 20, 2021
ExxonMobil Envisions Carbon-Neutral Permian Operations by 2030

ExxonMobil Envisions Carbon-Neutral Permian Operations by 2030

ExxonMobil is targeting net zero Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from its operated Permian Basin assets by 2030, the company said Monday. The Irving, TX-based supermajor was producing 500,000 boe/d in the Permian at the end of the third quarter, accounting for more than 40% of the company’s U.S. net production. ExxonMobil plans…

December 13, 2021
Amid Rising Prices, Pemex Looks to Up Natural Gas Production, Reduce Flaring

Amid Rising Prices, Pemex Looks to Up Natural Gas Production, Reduce Flaring

Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is working to limit flaring and increase natural gas production, executives said last week during an earnings call. Reinaldo Wence of downstream unit Pemex Transformación Industrial said “we need all the natural gas we could get… especially with the weather turning cold.” He was referencing the onset of…

November 1, 2021
Cryptocurrency Mining Showing Promise to Mitigate Natural Gas Flaring in North Dakota

Cryptocurrency Mining Showing Promise to Mitigate Natural Gas Flaring in North Dakota

Data centers used to mine cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin are proving an attractive option to mitigate natural gas flaring in North Dakota, the state’s top oil and gas regulator said Wednesday. The energy-intensive process of solving cryptographic puzzles to verify transactions on the distributed network known as the blockchain requires a round-the-clock source of reliable…

October 15, 2021
Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

The Texas energy sector is making substantial progress to reduce methane emissions, with flared natural gas volumes down by almost three-quarters between June 2019 and May, according to an industry-backed report.  The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition on Wednesday issued the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report. The coalition, established in December 2019,…

September 10, 2021
Listen Now: Latest NGI’s Hub & Flow Podcast Covers Top Trends in Mexico Energy Market

Listen Now: Latest NGI’s Hub & Flow Podcast Covers Top Trends in Mexico Energy Market

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast in which the fundamentals impacting the Mexican natural gas market are explored. In this latest podcast, NGI’s Mexico Gas Price Index Senior Editor Christopher Lenton speaks to renowned Mexico energy expert Gonzalo Monroy about the hottest topics impacting the natural gas…

July 16, 2021
New Mexico Natural Gas Waste Rules in Effect, with First Phase Set to Begin in October

New Mexico Natural Gas Waste Rules in Effect, with First Phase Set to Begin in October

New Mexico’s oil and natural gas operators would be required to capture 98% of their gas waste by the end of 2026 under rules that took effect Tuesday. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s Oil Conservation Division (OCD) officially enacted the rule following two years of stakeholder outreach and technical research. The final rules…

May 26, 2021
North Dakota Reports Higher Natural Gas Production, Lower Flaring in March

North Dakota Reports Higher Natural Gas Production, Lower Flaring in March

Natural gas production outpaced oil in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale during March, according to the state Dakota Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Gas production was 89.2 Bcf (2.8 Bcf/d), compared to 75.7 Bcf (2.7 Bcf/d) in February. Oil production totaled 34.3. million bbl (1.1 million b/d) from 30.3 million bbl (1.08 million b/d).  The state…

May 17, 2021
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