Flaring

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
Natural Gas Flaring Remains ‘Undoubtedly’ Very High in Permian Basin, Says Rystad

Natural Gas Flaring Remains ‘Undoubtedly’ Very High in Permian Basin, Says Rystad

The volume of waste natural gas that is flared or vented at the wellhead in the Permian Basin tripled between early 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2018 and has been range bound since then between 550 MMcf/d and 750 MMcf/d, “undoubtedly a very high volume,” according to analysts at Rystad Energy.

February 14, 2020

Texas, North Dakota Lead U.S. to Record 1.28 Bcf/d Venting/Flaring in 2018

The volume of U.S. natural gas vented and flared reach a record high average of 1.28 Bcf/d in 2018, with Texas and North Dakota accounting for 82% of the total, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

December 9, 2019
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