greenhouse gas emissions

Nationwide GHG Monitoring Strategy Launched by White House

Nationwide GHG Monitoring Strategy Launched by White House

A nationwide system to monitor and reduce U.S. emissions, initially through a two-year pilot, was given the green light on Wednesday by the Biden-Harris administration.  The goal, said officials, would advance the “U.S. commitments” made in 2015 with nearly 200 countries under the United Nations climate accord, aka Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)…

December 1, 2023
Natural Gas, Oil Industry Urges EPA to Revise Proposed GHG Reporting Rule

Natural Gas, Oil Industry Urges EPA to Revise Proposed GHG Reporting Rule

The oil and gas industry is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise a proposed expansion of greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for the sector. EPA in July unveiled the proposed changes to subpart W of the GHG Reporting Program (GHGRP) as required by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. The update is…

October 4, 2023
IEA Says Natural Gas Supply Must Plunge 78% to Meet Climate Targets

IEA Says Natural Gas Supply Must Plunge 78% to Meet Climate Targets

New investments in onshore unconventional oil and gas projects may still be needed even if human-induced global warming is kept to 1.5 degrees C or less, but overall production would need to fall dramatically, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.  To achieve the 1.5-degree target and reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally,…

September 27, 2023
Future of Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Industry Debated by National, Alberta Leaders

Future of Canada’s Natural Gas, Oil Industry Debated by National, Alberta Leaders

Canadian leaders traded barbs on Monday about the future of the nation’s natural gas and oil at international conferences in Calgary and in New York City At the World Petroleum Conference in Calgary, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith repeated a vow to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but said the province’s gas and oil production was…

September 19, 2023
Natural Gas Buyers – at Home and Abroad – Looking to Compete with Certified Supply, Says MiQ CEO

Natural Gas Buyers – at Home and Abroad – Looking to Compete with Certified Supply, Says MiQ CEO

More U.S. upstream operators are working to verify the methane emissions of their natural gas, and business is expected to strengthen as choosy buyers, particularly in Europe, choose independently certified gas. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, accounts for about 20% of the global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The natural gas sector emits a…

March 15, 2023
Antero Foresees Improved Natural Gas Basis Pricing Along LNG Corridor

Antero Foresees Improved Natural Gas Basis Pricing Along LNG Corridor

Appalachian Basin pure-play Antero Resources Corp. expects continued strengthening of natural gas basis pricing at locations with access to the global LNG market, management said Thursday. On a conference call to discuss third quarter earnings, Antero’s Justin Fowler, senior vice president of gas marketing and transportation, touted the company’s “unique ability to avoid the pitfalls…

October 28, 2022
More Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Producers Disclosing Emissions Ahead of Possible SEC Rule Change

More Lower 48 Oil, Natural Gas Producers Disclosing Emissions Ahead of Possible SEC Rule Change

A growing number of Lower 48 onshore oil and gas producers are publicly disclosing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data, according to new research by Haynes and Boone LLP and EnerCom inc. The trend  may be related to proposed rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that would require publicly traded firms to publish their…

October 19, 2022
Louisiana Offshore Natural Gas, Oil Industry Hub Monitoring Marine Emissions in Real-Time

Louisiana Offshore Natural Gas, Oil Industry Hub Monitoring Marine Emissions in Real-Time

Port Fourchon, a logistics hub near Leeville, LA, serving the Gulf of Mexico oil and natural gas industry, plans to expand its use of advanced marine emissions monitoring technology, facility owner and operator Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) reported earlier this month. GLPC has partnered with SailPlan, a maritime transportation emissions tracking firm, to deploy…

August 29, 2022
Regional Hydrogen Hubs Grow Ahead of Federal Funding Opportunities

Regional Hydrogen Hubs Grow Ahead of Federal Funding Opportunities

Two New England states recently joined the northeastern regional hydrogen hub coalition, adding to the expanding list of agencies ready to benefit from federally funded projects.  With the addition of Rhode Island and Maine, the New York-led coalition now involves six states. Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey were the first to partner with the New…

August 29, 2022
California Leading Race to Zero Emissions Vehicles; Biden’s IRA May Propel U.S. Sales

California Leading Race to Zero Emissions Vehicles; Biden’s IRA May Propel U.S. Sales

Already leading the United States in most electric vehicles (EV) registered, California had more than 1,900 medium- and heavy-duty zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) on the state’s roads as of July, according to regulators.  In the fall of 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) requiring all new vehicle sales be ZEVs by 2035,…

August 26, 2022
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