methane

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
Duke Energy Plans Net-Zero Methane Emissions, Faster Coal Retirements

Duke Energy Plans Net-Zero Methane Emissions, Faster Coal Retirements

Gas and electric utility Duke Energy plans to significantly reduce its carbon footprint through accelerating coal plant retirements, achieving net zero methane emissions in its natural gas business by 2030, among other proposed measures. Management at Charlotte, North Carolina-Duke announced the goals Friday during what they called its inaugural environmental, social and governance investor day.…

October 12, 2020
Alberta Launches Oil, Natural Gas Methane Reduction Effort Funded by Emissions Penalties

Alberta Launches Oil, Natural Gas Methane Reduction Effort Funded by Emissions Penalties

A methane emissions cleanup drive has begun in Canada’s top oil and gas-producing jurisdiction, with the bills paid by levies imposed on companies that miss provincial carbon reduction targets. The Alberta government announced that the methane control campaign will use C$52 million ($39 million) from a banked waste carbon penalty fund called TIER, short for…

September 29, 2020
Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

Oil, Natural Gas Industry Bracing for Possible Regime Change as Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination

The oil and gas industry is bracing for a possible November victory by Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is leading in the polls and who officially accepted the Democratic nomination Thursday from Wilmington, DE. Although energy policy has taken a backseat to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic hardship facing Americans, climate change has nonetheless garnered…

August 21, 2020
Industry Applauds as EPA Rescinds Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations

Industry Applauds as EPA Rescinds Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations

The Trump administration on Thursday validated reports of its intention to roll back Obama-era controls on methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. In a two-part rulemaking, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rescinded the regulations enacted under the 2016 Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). The NSPS sought to reduce emissions…

August 14, 2020
Mexico Must Modify Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations to Curb Emissions, Consultancy Says

Mexico Must Modify Oil, Natural Gas Methane Regulations to Curb Emissions, Consultancy Says

Mexico will struggle to meet its targeted reduction in methane emissions from oil and gas operations if existing regulations are not improved, according to new analysis by Talanza Energy Consulting. Mexico’s oil and gas environmental regulator Agencia de Seguridad, Energía y Ambiente (ASEA), in November 2018 issued a set of guidelines designed to curb emissions…

August 12, 2020

The Offtake: LNG in Brief

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight

June 19, 2020
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