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Equitrans Stops Major Natural Gas Leak at Pennsylvania Storage Facility 

Equitrans Stops Major Natural Gas Leak at Pennsylvania Storage Facility 

Equitrans Midstream Corp. said late Thursday it has flooded a natural gas storage well that had leaked for more than 10 days, releasing over 1 Bcf into the atmosphere, according to preliminary estimates.  Spokesperson Natalie Cox told NGI the leak was discovered on Nov. 6. The company worked through a series of setbacks with Texas-based…

November 18, 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
Chevron’s Goal to Market Certified Natural Gas from Lower 48 Moving Closer

Chevron’s Goal to Market Certified Natural Gas from Lower 48 Moving Closer

Chevron Corp.’s upstream assets in Colorado and Texas have clinched the highest ratings for operational and environmental performance, with its plans to market certified natural gas by year’s end gaining momentum. Denver-based assessment company Project Canary conducted the independent certified analysis, with 82 wells achieving “Platinum” status and three earning “Gold.” Chevron and Project Canary…

July 1, 2022
Mexico’s Pemex to Invest $2B to Reduce Methane Pollution Amid Growing Concern Over Emissions

Mexico’s Pemex to Invest $2B to Reduce Methane Pollution Amid Growing Concern Over Emissions

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) plans to invest $2 billion to reduce upstream methane emissions by up to 98%, Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday. The investment is one of 10 actions Mexico is undertaking to fight climate change, the president said in a video address to the Major Economies Forum…

June 24, 2022
Mexico’s AMLO Pledges $2B to Curb Pemex Methane Leaks as ESG Concerns Mount

Mexico’s AMLO Pledges $2B to Curb Pemex Methane Leaks as ESG Concerns Mount

Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) plans to invest $2 billion to reduce upstream methane emissions by up to 98%, Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Friday. The investment is one of 10 actions Mexico is undertaking to fight climate change, the president said in a video address to the Major Economies Forum…

June 22, 2022
Lower 48 Marginal Oil, Natural Gas Wells Seen Comprising Half of Well Methane Emissions

Lower 48 Marginal Oil, Natural Gas Wells Seen Comprising Half of Well Methane Emissions

A report published by researchers at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) found that low-producing oil and gas wells are a major contributor to methane emissions from well sites in the Lower 48. The study, published in the Nature Communications journal, found that while these wells produce less than 15 boe/d, they account for about 50%…

April 28, 2022
ExxonMobil Gains Certification for 200 MMcf/d of Permian Natural Gas; Xcel Takes Some Volumes

ExxonMobil Gains Certification for 200 MMcf/d of Permian Natural Gas; Xcel Takes Some Volumes

Nearly 200 MMcf/d of the natural gas that ExxonMobil produces at Poker Lake, NM, in the Permian Basin have been independently certified for methane emissions management, the supermajor said Tuesday. The certification from MiQ is the first by a company for its associated gas production from oil, ExxonMobil said. The certification process also is being…

April 27, 2022
Apache Ramping Up Permian Emissions Monitoring

Apache Ramping Up Permian Emissions Monitoring

Houston-based Apache Corp. is expanding its partnership with LongPath Technologies Inc. to build its continuous methane emissions monitoring in the Permian Basin. The APA Corp. subsidiary first partnered with LongPath last fall to use its monitoring systems at dozens of Apache drilling sites. Now, the Houston-based independent plans to employ LongPath’s monitoring systems for about…

March 11, 2022
PG&E Kicks Off ‘Accelerated’ Hunt to Track Down Methane Leaks

PG&E Kicks Off ‘Accelerated’ Hunt to Track Down Methane Leaks

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is getting the jump on its methane leak detection requirements and employing new tools to detect the greenhouse gas as it aims to inspect 1.2 million pieces of equipment this year throughout its California distribution system. The San Francisco-based utility has started the next leg of its three-year methane…

February 11, 2022
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