According to a recent article by the Midland Reporter-Telegram, ExxonMobil announced that it has successfully eliminated routine flaring across its Permian Basin operated assets.
Tom Schuessler, ExxonMobil senior vice president of unconventionals, commented, “The end of routine flaring across our U.S. Permian Basin operations further demonstrates ExxonMobil’s commitment to a lower-emissions future. We’re showing that zero routine flaring is possible with a scalable and cost-effective plan that others in the industry can adopt.”
In addition to this milestone achievement, the company has also taken steps to reduce non-routine flaring, modifying its operating procedures to quickly pause production during unplanned outages that impact gas takeaway. As a result of these equipment upgrades and new protocols, ExxonMobil has reduced total flaring across its Permian Basin operated assets by more than 75% since 2019, resulting in one of the lowest flaring intensities in the Basin. The company is also expanding its continuous methane monitoring program in the Basin as it aims to reach near-zero methane emissions by 2030.
The Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition is committed to the goal of ending routine flaring by 2030—and applauds ExxonMobil for its continued efforts to reduce emissions with best-in-class practices.