The Texas energy sector is making substantial progress to reduce methane emissions, with flared natural gas volumes down by almost three-quarters between June 2019 and May, according to an industry-backed report. 

Texas flaring

The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition on Wednesday issued the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report. The coalition, established in December 2019, includes seven trade associations and more than 40 Texas oil and gas operators. 

“In Texas, natural gas that is flared represents less than 1% of all natural gas produced, and innovation and new technologies continue to drive this number down,” the coalition noted.

Earlier this year the industry group said it was working with its oil and gas partners to snuff out flaring in the state by 2030. Flaring has been...