Natural Gas Flaring Remains ‘Undoubtedly’ Very High in Permian Basin, Says Rystad

Natural Gas Flaring Remains ‘Undoubtedly’ Very High in Permian Basin, Says Rystad

The volume of waste natural gas that is flared or vented at the wellhead in the Permian Basin tripled between early 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2018 and has been range bound since then between 550 MMcf/d and 750 MMcf/d, “undoubtedly a very high volume,” according to analysts at Rystad Energy.

February 14, 2020

Fracking Probably Not Causing Brine Migration, Say Researchers

Researchers at Duke University have added their voices to the debate on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), saying in a report released Monday that the practice probably is not the cause of brine migration in the Marcellus Shale, but it could increase the potential for contaminating drinking supplies in the future.

July 10, 2012

Williams Now Flaring Gas From Leaky Cavern

Williams said Tuesday it had reduced the pressure in its leaking storage cavern in Eminence, MS, to allow gas to be flared rather than vented into the atmosphere. The facility serves Williams’ Transco pipeline.

January 5, 2011

Venting Continues at Leaking Storage Cavern

On Wednesday Williams was still venting gas from a leaking salt cavern at its Eminence, MS, gas storage facility. The venting began at 3 p.m. CST Tuesday.

December 30, 2010

California, FERC Spar over Critical Safety Info on Long Beach Terminal

The California Energy Commission (CEC) Wednesday vented its frustration with FERC by claiming that federal regulators were barring access to critical safety information that was needed by the state to carry out its review of the joint federal-Port of Long Beach draft environmental impact report (EIR) on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal in the harbor.

December 8, 2005