Methane Emissions

Permian Natural Gas Gathering Lines Said Spewing More Methane than Estimated

Permian Natural Gas Gathering Lines Said Spewing More Methane than Estimated

Researchers in a peer-reviewed study conducted over three years have discovered that more methane is being emitted from Permian Basin natural gas gathering lines than previous federal estimates.  In a peer-reviewed study published by the American Chemical Society, aerial data was used to measure emissions from thousands of miles of gathering pipeline in West Texas…

October 7, 2022
Equinor’s Ohio Natural Gas Output Certified; Ascent Monitoring Methane

Equinor’s Ohio Natural Gas Output Certified; Ascent Monitoring Methane

Equinor ASA’s natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin of Ohio has been certified as responsibly developed by Equitable Origin (EO). About 135 MMcf/d is actively produced by Equinor US in Monroe County. The third-party review covered Equinor’s “entire U.S. onshore natural gas production, encompassing 51 producing wells on 13 well pads at the time…

October 3, 2022
Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas Cutting Methane Emissions Through Pipeline Upgrades

Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) has cut methane emissions by more than 27% over the past decade through an ongoing pipeline modernization program, the Southern Company Gas-owned local distribution company (LDC) reported last week. “While our current system is safe and has performed well, as technology has advanced, it’s critical to continually upgrade our pipeline system,”…

September 26, 2022
Verifiable Methane Emissions Reductions Said Key for Future of Natural Gas

Verifiable Methane Emissions Reductions Said Key for Future of Natural Gas

Under pressure from investors, utilities and consumers, natural gas producers and suppliers in 2022 are increasingly seeking out third-party certification to demonstrate they are delivering fuel that is brought to market with ultra-low methane emissions. It is a drumbeat that only in the last couple of years started to find a rhythm, with genuine momentum…

August 18, 2022
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Reaction Mixed as Blockbuster Climate, Spending Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Reaction Mixed as Blockbuster Climate, Spending Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk

The House on Friday passed the Senate-approved Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) by a margin of 220-207, clearing the way for President Biden to sign the landmark climate and energy bill into law.  The legislation includes investing an estimated $370 billion to decarbonize domestic energy and transport sectors, and it targets a roughly 40%…

August 15, 2022
NW Natural Testing Natural Gas in Oregon Turquoise Hydrogen Pilot

NW Natural Testing Natural Gas in Oregon Turquoise Hydrogen Pilot

Portland, OR-based natural gas utility NW Natural is preparing for carbon neutrality by 2050 with plans to inject hydrogen into its natural gas distribution system.  NW Natural expects to begin a pilot at its Central Portland facility in early 2023 with technology installations from sustainable heat and power technology company Modern Electron. The pilot would…

July 29, 2022
Manchin Endorses $369B ‘All of the Above’ Energy, Climate Package, Including Methane Fee

Manchin Endorses $369B ‘All of the Above’ Energy, Climate Package, Including Methane Fee

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin agreed late Wednesday to add $369 billion in energy and climate provisions to a budget reconciliation bill scheduled for a vote next week. The proposed legislation, dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, targets a roughly 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,…

July 28, 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
CNX Looking to Capture Methane from Appalachia Operations for Biodegradable Plastic

CNX Looking to Capture Methane from Appalachia Operations for Biodegradable Plastic

Appalachian pure-play CNX Resources Corp. has signed a 15-year deal with a California-based technology company to capture methane to manufacture a biodegradable polymer.  CNX, which develops unconventional natural gas and coalbed methane assets throughout the Appalachian Basin, would capture the methane from coal mines and other third-party industrial operations for Newlight Technologies Inc.  Newlight has…

July 15, 2022
Natural Gas Coalition’s Methane Reporting Gains Independent Thumb’s Up

Natural Gas Coalition’s Methane Reporting Gains Independent Thumb’s Up

A coalition of some of the nation’s largest natural gas producers has received independent validation for its methane intensity program.  Our Nation’s Energy Future, better known as ONE Future, consists of companies that work in 16 of the nation’s 38 production basins. Collectively, ONE Future members account for 19% of U.S. natural gas production, 56%…

July 8, 2022
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