Flaring

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
Williams Sues Texas Regulators over Natural Gas Flaring Practices

Williams Sues Texas Regulators over Natural Gas Flaring Practices

The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has been sued by pipeline giant Williams for routinely approving natural gas venting and flaring, which it claims violates state law.

December 5, 2019
Texas Regulators Facing Pushback Over Natural Gas Flaring Practices

Texas Regulators Facing Pushback Over Natural Gas Flaring Practices

Pipeline giant Williams is suing the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) for routinely approving natural gas venting and flaring, which it claims violates state law.

December 4, 2019

Elk Creek Could Relieve Flaring, Boost North Dakota Production, Oneok Says

Tulsa, OK-based Oneok Inc.’s Elk Creek natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline could rapidly bring gas flaring in the Bakken formation under control once it ramps up to full capacity, company executives said on a conference call last week. The expected drop in flaring could, in turn, boost output in North Dakota.

November 4, 2019