GHG emissions

Carbon Capture Said Essential to Future of Natural Gas

Carbon Capture Said Essential to Future of Natural Gas

A new study has found that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies are a necessary component to natural gas serving as part of a transition toward lower carbon emissions. The research was undertaken by academics across universities in Canada and the United States, and was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change. The team…

December 9, 2022
TC Energy, Jack Daniel’s Raise a Glass to RNG Production with Tennessee Joint Venture

TC Energy, Jack Daniel’s Raise a Glass to RNG Production with Tennessee Joint Venture

TC Energy Corp. is partnering with the granddaddy of American whiskey, the 156-year-old Jack Daniel Distillery in Tennessee at Lynchburg, to break into renewable natural gas (RNG) production. For C$29.3 million ($22 million), TC bought into a partnership with 3 Rivers Energy Partners LLC called Lynchburg Renewable Fuels LLC that has a deal with the…

October 19, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Industry Urging Equal Incentives for Blue, Green Hydrogen

Natural Gas, Oil Industry Urging Equal Incentives for Blue, Green Hydrogen

The natural gas and oil industry is calling on policymakers to treat all forms of low-carbon hydrogen equally when doling out incentives in order to maximize the reduction of climate-warming greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Namely, so-called “blue” hydrogen, separated from natural gas in combination with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), should not be put at…

October 16, 2022
Researchers Achieve Key Step in Distinguishing Between Coal and Natural Gas Emissions

Researchers Achieve Key Step in Distinguishing Between Coal and Natural Gas Emissions

Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) were able to identify and measure the ratio of ethane to methane from different polluters, which the laboratory said could bolster efforts in achieving the Global Methane Pledge.  The University of California’s Office of the President and Laboratory Directed Research and Development at Los Alamos National Laboratory…

October 13, 2022
GHG Tracking Positions U.S. to Catch Up In World’s EV Race, Say Feds

GHG Tracking Positions U.S. to Catch Up In World’s EV Race, Say Feds

As U.S. consumers warm to the prospect of purchasing a battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV), the Biden administration said it may propose a system that would push states and municipalities to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking…

July 19, 2022
ConocoPhillips, Devon and Pioneer Natural Throw Support to Global Methane Initiative

ConocoPhillips, Devon and Pioneer Natural Throw Support to Global Methane Initiative

Three of the largest Lower 48 producers have joined worldwide oil and gas peers in pledging to improve methane emissions reporting and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. ConocoPhillips, Devon Energy Corp. and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. announced Thursday they were becoming members of the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0 Initiative. The OGMP standard…

July 19, 2022
Pennsylvania Court Briefly Pulls Plug on Power Plant Emissions Trading

Pennsylvania Court Briefly Pulls Plug on Power Plant Emissions Trading

Foes of a new Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) power plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions regulation won a court victory earlier this month suspending implementation. Regulators, however, are seeking to have the injunction overturned. DEP and the state’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week after the…

July 14, 2022
Natural Gas to Still Play Role as Quebec Seeks to Decarbonize Home Heating

Natural Gas to Still Play Role as Quebec Seeks to Decarbonize Home Heating

While a legislated drilling ban prevents production, natural gas will stay a consumption mainstay in Quebec through 2030 under a “dual energy” program that includes a subsidy for households that add electric heat appliances to their fossil fuel furnaces. With support by the provincial government, gas distributor Energir LP and power supplier Hydro-Quebec won approval…

June 28, 2022
NGL Extraction Process Designed to Cut Emissions, Cost

NGL Extraction Process Designed to Cut Emissions, Cost

Calgary-based Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd. (GLE) has designed a natural gas liquids (NGL) extraction process that could require less energy and lower operating costs.  GLE is touting the split absorber reflux (SABR) process, which extracts propane and ethane from natural gas. “In many cases, SABR can recover propane and ethane with lower energy use, and…

June 9, 2022
Black Hills Says Natural Gas in Mix, Aiming for 90% GHG Reduction by 2030

Black Hills Says Natural Gas in Mix, Aiming for 90% GHG Reduction by 2030

Black Hills Corp. is aiming to achieve a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 based on 2005 levels as it aims to exceed Colorado’s requirements. Subsidiary Black Hills Energy submitted its 2030 Ready Plan to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) at the end of May. The plan details how the company…

June 8, 2022
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