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Texas Permian Natural Gas Flaring Forecast to Increase as Activity Returns

Texas Permian Natural Gas Flaring Forecast to Increase as Activity Returns

Natural gas flaring from the Texas portion of the Permian Basin is likely to increase in the coming years but the industry may be able to eliminate most of the routine emissions at little cost, according to a new analysis. The Rystad Energy analysis, commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund, found that the flaring is…

February 1, 2021
Qatar Petroleum Launches Initiative to Cut Emissions from LNG, Upstream Operations

Qatar Petroleum Launches Initiative to Cut Emissions from LNG, Upstream Operations

State-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP), the world’s leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter, has unveiled an ambitious plan to cut emissions and drastically reduce the environmental footprint of its fossil fuel operations.  The company said its “sustainability strategy” establishes targets to align with the goals of the United Nations climate accord, aka the Paris agreement, drafted…

January 21, 2021
More Action Needed on Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions as Latest Decline Mainly Pandemic-Driven, IEA Says

More Action Needed on Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions as Latest Decline Mainly Pandemic-Driven, IEA Says

Methane emissions from the oil and natural gas sector fell by an estimated 10% in 2020, mainly because of production curtailments in response to the Covid-19 crisis, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Methane Tracker 2021 report published Monday. Oil and gas operations emitted more than 70 million tons of methane into the atmosphere…

January 20, 2021
Colorado Officials to Ramp Up Ozone Controls on Natural Gas, Oil Industry

Colorado Officials to Ramp Up Ozone Controls on Natural Gas, Oil Industry

Colorado officials have agreed to enact more stringent regulations on ozone emissions from sectors including oil and natural gas at the instruction of Gov. Jared Polis. The commitment follows a review of air quality data from 2018-2020 which showed that despite a downward trend in ozone concentrations, the Denver Metropolitan/North Front Range (DMNFR) area remains…

December 28, 2020
Ovintiv Ties Employee Incentives to Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Intensity by 33% in Four Years

Ovintiv Ties Employee Incentives to Cutting Oil, Gas Methane Intensity by 33% in Four Years

Denver-based independent Ovintiv Inc. is setting its sights on sharply reducing the methane intensity of its North American onshore operations by one-third over the next four years, and it wants the entire workforce to buy in. The board-approved 33% reduction in methane intensity, to be met by 2025, would be tied to the annual incentive…

December 17, 2020
Bakken Natural Gas Capture in North Dakota Said Improved from 2019, Stable Until 2025

Bakken Natural Gas Capture in North Dakota Said Improved from 2019, Stable Until 2025

North Dakota is this year better equipped to capture vented and flared natural gas from the Bakken Shale than in 2019, and processing capacity is said to now be adequate for the next five years. North Dakota Pipeline Authority director Justin Kringstad discussed the outlook during an interview with NGI’s Shale Daily.  “The gas capture…

December 14, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

A coalition of 24 natural gas companies that are members of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future) beat its methane intensity goal by 67% in 2019, according to an annual report published by the organization. In the report, ONE Future’s member companies in 2019 registered a methane intensity number of 0.334%, beating the targeted…

November 23, 2020
New Mexico Oil, Natural Gas Methane Controls Lack Oversight for Low-Producing Wells, Says EDF

New Mexico Oil, Natural Gas Methane Controls Lack Oversight for Low-Producing Wells, Says EDF

Draft regulations in New Mexico to limit methane emissions from the oil and gas sector must be strengthened by removing loopholes for low-producing wells, according to an analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The proposed rules were unveiled in July by the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) and Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department…

November 23, 2020
U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

U.S. Natural Gas Coalition Well Ahead of Methane Reduction Targets

A coalition of 24 natural gas companies that are members of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future) beat its methane intensity goal by 67% in 2019, according to an annual report published by the organization. In the report, ONE Future’s member companies in 2019 registered a methane intensity number of 0.334%, beating the targeted…

November 21, 2020
EU Methane Emissions Measures Not Seen Impacting U.S. LNG

EU Methane Emissions Measures Not Seen Impacting U.S. LNG

A European Union (EU) blueprint released last week to reduce methane emissions will not impact the U.S. liquified natural gas (LNG) industry for now because the plan does not include restrictions on emissions from foreign producers, experts told NGI. “The methane emissions policies issued by the EU would not have an immediate impact on the…

October 19, 2020
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