natural gas flaring

U.S. Flaring Declines to ‘Volumes Not Seen in Over a Decade,’ Says Texans for Natural Gas Report

U.S. Flaring Declines to ‘Volumes Not Seen in Over a Decade,’ Says Texans for Natural Gas Report

As oil and natural gas output from the Permian Basin has soared 345% from 2011-2020, methane intensity in the basin has fallen more than 76%, according to Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), a campaign run by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO). In its third annual report, titled Permian Basin Producers: Chartering…

December 22, 2022
California E&P Curbing Flaring with Natural Gas Microturbines

California E&P Curbing Flaring with Natural Gas Microturbines

Cal Microturbine, a Capstone Green Energy Corp. distributor, has won an order to install a 1.6 MW natural gas microturbine at a Southern California oil production site, Capstone reported Wednesday. “Every industry has its own specialized power requirements,” said Capstone Green Energy CEO Darren Jamison. “For energy producers, much of the available oil and gas…

October 6, 2022
Permian, Eagle Ford and Bakken Methane Cuts Hindered by Natural Gas Flaring Inefficiency

Permian, Eagle Ford and Bakken Methane Cuts Hindered by Natural Gas Flaring Inefficiency

Natural gas flaring from operations in the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Bakken shales does not work as efficiently as it could, with as much as 10% routinely unlit or malfunctioning, new research indicates. The Permian, Eagle Ford and Bakken account for about 80% of the gas flaring in the country, according to the University…

October 4, 2022
Mexico’s Pemex Turns to Deepwater, Flaring Reduction to Improve Natural Gas Outlook

Mexico’s Pemex Turns to Deepwater, Flaring Reduction to Improve Natural Gas Outlook

Mexico’s state oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) appears poised to increase its natural gas output as it begins development at the Lakach deepwater field and works to curb the longtime scourge of flaring. “We seek to progressively reduce the level of gas sent into the atmosphere,” executives said last week during a call to review…

August 1, 2022
Mexico’s Pemex Reduces Natural Gas Flaring, Ups Production in Q1

Mexico’s Pemex Reduces Natural Gas Flaring, Ups Production in Q1

Executives at Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said in an earnings call Monday that work toward improving natural gas use and lowering emissions is starting to pay off. Pemex reported a 42% improvement in natural gas capture in the first quarter. The company was able to use 91.6% of gas produced, flaring off…

May 2, 2022
North Dakota Minimizing Natural Gas Flaring Even as Production Rebounds, EIA Says

North Dakota Minimizing Natural Gas Flaring Even as Production Rebounds, EIA Says

The rate of natural gas flaring by producers in North Dakota declined to an average of 7.5% this year through September, bringing the level of gas burned at the wellhead of the production site below the state’s target for 2021, a new federal report showed. North Dakota set a gas capture goal to keep flaring/venting…

December 9, 2021
Mexico Flaring Problem Should be Solved by Markets, says Texas Railroad Commissioner

Mexico Flaring Problem Should be Solved by Markets, says Texas Railroad Commissioner

Calling natural gas flaring “a wasted resource,” Commissioner Jim Wright of the Railroad Commission of Texas said the problem in Mexico needs to be solved by improving markets. Speaking Tuesday at the U.S.-Mexico LDC Forum in San Antonio, TX, Wright cited the fact that flaring was plunging in Texas and was now at half a…

November 10, 2021
Amid Rising Prices, Pemex Looks to Up Natural Gas Production, Reduce Flaring

Amid Rising Prices, Pemex Looks to Up Natural Gas Production, Reduce Flaring

Mexico’s national oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is working to limit flaring and increase natural gas production, executives said last week during an earnings call. Reinaldo Wence of downstream unit Pemex Transformación Industrial said “we need all the natural gas we could get… especially with the weather turning cold.” He was referencing the onset of…

November 1, 2021
Apache Puts Kibosh on Routine Flaring in U.S. Onshore Ahead of Schedule

Apache Puts Kibosh on Routine Flaring in U.S. Onshore Ahead of Schedule

Houston-based Apache Corp., one of the biggest natural gas producers in the Permian Basin, has ended routine flaring across its Lower 48 operations three months ahead of schedule. The independent had set a goal to end flaring in U.S. onshore by year’s end as part of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.  “In early…

October 12, 2021