Methane Emissions

Canada Calls for Cutting Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions by 75% by 2030

Canada Calls for Cutting Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions by 75% by 2030

Canada stepped forward Monday as the first and so far only national subscriber to a global climate change policy goal of cutting oil and gas industry methane emissions by 75% from 2012 levels as of 2030. Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson kept a Canadian Liberal government re-election promise by endorsing a toughened version of a…

October 12, 2021
Chisholm to Monitor Permian Delaware Emissions as Project Canary Snags Another E&P Client

Chisholm to Monitor Permian Delaware Emissions as Project Canary Snags Another E&P Client

Privately held Chisholm Energy Holdings LLC plans to install air emissions monitors at some Permian Basin production facilities in southeastern New Mexico as it works toward becoming certified by Project Canary. Sponsored by Warburg Pincus and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the Permian exploration and production (E&P) company expects to become the first independent working in…

October 4, 2021
Leading U.S. Natural Gas Operators Collaborate to Verify Emissions Reductions Across Supply Chains

Leading U.S. Natural Gas Operators Collaborate to Verify Emissions Reductions Across Supply Chains

A coalition of leading U.S. natural gas operators, including Devon Energy Corp., EQT Corp., Sempra, Southern Company and Williams, on Friday launched an initiative to accelerate and verify standards to reduce facility methane leaks. The Veritas project, created by researcher GTI, is dubbed the Differentiated Gas Measurement and Verification Initiative. The collaboration of industry, scientists,…

September 29, 2021
Permian Delaware Producers, Midstreamers Said Struggling to Control Methane Emissions

Permian Delaware Producers, Midstreamers Said Struggling to Control Methane Emissions

Aerial methane measurements taken during August in the Permian Basin indicate the oil and gas industry continues to have issues in controlling flaring and venting, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) said Thursday. The EDF’s ongoing Permian Methane Analysis Project, aka PermianMAP, is collecting methane emissions from the air, via towers and on the ground across…

September 24, 2021
U.S., Europe Targeting 30% Reduction in Global Methane Emissions by 2030, Says Biden

U.S., Europe Targeting 30% Reduction in Global Methane Emissions by 2030, Says Biden

President Biden said Friday the United States and the European Union will target a 30% reduction in global methane emissions versus 2005 levels by 2030. The president unveiled the Global Methane Pledge in an address kicking off the virtually held Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate. President Biden urged fellow world leaders to sign…

September 17, 2021
National Fuel Gas Looks to Lower Carbon Footprint from E&P, Midstream and Utility Businesses

National Fuel Gas Looks to Lower Carbon Footprint from E&P, Midstream and Utility Businesses

National Fuel Gas Co., whose footprint extends across the country, has set a goal to lower its carbon footprint in 2030 by double-digits across the exploration, midstream and utility segments.  The goals were announced recently in the company’s 2020 Corporate Responsibility report, which provided a review of environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics. The diversified…

September 16, 2021
Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

Texas Oil, Gas Operators Using Innovations to Reduce Flaring, Methane Emissions

The Texas energy sector is making substantial progress to reduce methane emissions, with flared natural gas volumes down by almost three-quarters between June 2019 and May, according to an industry-backed report.  The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition on Wednesday issued the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report. The coalition, established in December 2019,…

September 10, 2021
U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Trade Groups Warn Proposed Methane Tax Could Backfire

U.S. Oil, Natural Gas Trade Groups Warn Proposed Methane Tax Could Backfire

Nearly 130 business and labor groups led by the American Petroleum Institute (API) are urging Congress to oppose a proposed tax on oil and gas methane emissions and instead push for direct federal regulation. Senate Democrats are considering the Methane Emissions Reduction Act of 2021 for inclusion in their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill.  Introduced…

September 10, 2021
ExxonMobil Launches Certification Pilot with MiQ for Permian Natural Gas

ExxonMobil Launches Certification Pilot with MiQ for Permian Natural Gas

ExxonMobil is wading into the certified natural gas game, partnering with nonprofit MiQ for natural gas produced at its Poker Lake, NM, facility in the Permian Basin. About 200 MMcf/d from Poker Lake would be assessed and certified by MiQ, ExxonMobil said Tuesday. The certified natural gas, sometimes referred to as responsibly sourced gas, could…

September 7, 2021
Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Colorado Health Department Launches Airborne Methane Emissions Monitoring

Last week, Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) went airborne to survey methane emissions at major oil and gas sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin.  This was the first of many flights scheduled for 2021, according to CDPHE. Aerial monitoring will continue over Boulder, Weld and Larimer counties, with more concentrated aerial surveys in…

July 23, 2021
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