Methane Emissions

Texas Regulators Vent About Natural Gas Flaring, Suggest Staff ‘Dig Deeper’ Before Approving Requests

Texas Regulators Vent About Natural Gas Flaring, Suggest Staff ‘Dig Deeper’ Before Approving Requests

As Texas regulators attempt to determine how much is too much, an industry coalition on Wednesday said it would snuff out natural gas flaring in the state by 2030. The announcement by the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition, made up of seven trade associations and more than 40 top operators, came one day after the…

February 11, 2021
EDF-Led Study Finds ‘Exceptionally High’ Methane Emissions in Mexico Oil, Gas Operations, Exceeding Government Estimates

EDF-Led Study Finds ‘Exceptionally High’ Methane Emissions in Mexico Oil, Gas Operations, Exceeding Government Estimates

Processing facilities in Mexico’s oil and natural gas patch are emitting “exceptionally high levels of methane pollution” at 10 times the rate being reported by the government, according to a new study led by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The study tracked emissions of the potent greenhouse gas across the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz…

January 28, 2021
ONE Future Adds Colorado’s Crestone Peak to Ranks

ONE Future Adds Colorado’s Crestone Peak to Ranks

Crestone Peak Resources has joined Our Nation’s Energy Future (ONE Future), the first producer focused on the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin to do so. ONE Future is a group of energy companies set on reducing methane emissions to 1% or less by 2025. Crestone is ONE Future’s 37th group member and the second energy company this…

January 25, 2021
Pioneer Natural Eyeing 10-Year Goal to Sharply Cut Methane, GHG Emissions in Permian

Pioneer Natural Eyeing 10-Year Goal to Sharply Cut Methane, GHG Emissions in Permian

Permian Basin giant Pioneer Natural Resources Co. has formally adopted targets by 2030 to sharply cut emissions across its Lower 48 operations, and it plans to tie executive incentive compensation to the goals. The strategy, to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25%, with methane emission intensities by 40%, was laid out in the Dallas-based…

December 3, 2020
Global Oil, Natural Gas Producers Commit to More Transparency in Reporting Methane Emissions

Global Oil, Natural Gas Producers Commit to More Transparency in Reporting Methane Emissions

A group of 62 oil and natural gas operators, which together represent 30% of the world’s production, agreed Monday to report their methane emissions with a “higher level” of transparency. The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) is a Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) initiative led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the…

November 23, 2020
France’s Engie Delays Finalizing U.S. LNG Deal With NextDecade Over Emissions Concerns

France’s Engie Delays Finalizing U.S. LNG Deal With NextDecade Over Emissions Concerns

French energy company Engie SA has indefinitely postponed signing a long-term deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Rio Grande LNG facility in Texas because of French government concerns over hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a person close to the matter told NGI on Friday. “What is very clear is that Engie postponed discussions…

October 26, 2020
Court Rejects Obama-Era Methane Rule on Oil, Natural Gas Leases

Court Rejects Obama-Era Methane Rule on Oil, Natural Gas Leases

A federal judge on Thursday overturned an Obama-era rule from 2016 designed to curb methane emissions from associated natural gas on federal and tribal lands, indicating the Department of Interior (DOI) Bureau of Land Management (BLM) overstepped its bounds by attempting to regulate air pollution. The rule in question is the Waste Prevention, Production Subject…

October 9, 2020
Natural Gas Suppliers Urge Cutting Methane Emissions to Maintain Social License to Operate

Natural Gas Suppliers Urge Cutting Methane Emissions to Maintain Social License to Operate

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), which last year called for carbon pricing to be enacted, has now adopted principles that commit members to reducing methane emissions.   Among other things, creating “an effective market mechanism could incentivize broader participation from all sectors” to reduce emissions, the national group said. NGSA members are some of the…

October 6, 2020
Colorado’s Ambitious GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’ Targeting Energy, Transport Sector Emissions

Colorado’s Ambitious GHG Reduction ‘Roadmap’ Targeting Energy, Transport Sector Emissions

Colorado is proposing a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Pollution Reduction Roadmap for the next decade, with fossil fuel use by cars and methane emissions from oil and gas operations squarely in the crosshairs. The draft plan issued Wednesday targets a 26% reduction in total GHG pollution from 2005 levels by 2025, and a 50% reduction by…

October 1, 2020
EPA’s Rollback of Oil, Gas Methane Rules Paused by Court Amid Multiple Lawsuits

EPA’s Rollback of Oil, Gas Methane Rules Paused by Court Amid Multiple Lawsuits

A federal court on Thursday paused a rescission by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Obama-era regulations to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Swift legal action against the sweeping rule change had been promised by environmental advocates, and judicial intervention had been widely anticipated by experts. The U.S. Court of…

September 18, 2020
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