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Methane and Flaring Intensity in the Permian Basin falls while Production Rises

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Texans for Natural Gas released their latest report on methane and flaring intensity in the Permian Basin. From 2011 to 2021, methane intensity in the Permian Basin has fallen more than 76 percent, even as production increased over 345 percent in that same period. Between 2020 and 2021, methane intensity in the Permian fell by…

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ICYMI: Leadership Change Announced at The Environmental Partnership

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The Environmental Partnership yesterday announced Emily Hague, who currently leads the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Onshore Safety Alliance, will begin service as Director beginning in January. Hague will succeed Matthew Todd, who is departing after five years of leading The Partnership and more than 20 years at API. In her new role, she will lead…

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition partners with Texas Oil & Gas Association to present Energy Elevated Technology Showcase

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On November 15, 2022, technology and innovation from the oil and natural gas industry was on display at the Energy Elevated Technology Showcase, presented by the Texas Oil & Gas Association in partnership with the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) in The Woodlands, Texas. Six companies featured innovations related to drilling electrification, advances…

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RRC Data Shows Plummeting Numbers of Venting and Flaring Exception Permits in Texas

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Recently released data from the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) shows a plummet in the number of total venting and flaring exceptions requested and issued statewide by the agency. Source: Railroad Commission of Texas Flaring is allowed in Texas under the RRC Statewide Rule 32 (SWR 32) in certain situations. SWR 32 delineates flaring options…

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Texans for Natural Gas: Texas Operators Achieving Flaring Reduction Goals, World Bank Report Shows

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October 27, 2022 Texans for Natural Gas (TNG) showcased progress made by operators to reduce flaring—including in the Permian Basin region. The post from TNG states, “The United States is a leader in oil and gas production and flaring reductions. Texas producers have been especially committed to the World Bank’s Net Zero Flaring by 2030…

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Energy In Depth Analysis of University of Michigan Methane Study

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Energy In Depth (EID) reviews the recent University of Michigan study on methane emissions. The study claims that there is an underestimation of the efficacy of flaring from the oil and natural gas industry which would increase emissions estimated that occur during operations. EID sets the record straight on limitations to consider when reading the…

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Release: Environmental Partnership’s 4th Annual Report Shows Increased Industry Participation, Significant Emissions Progress

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  September 28, 2022 AUSTIN – The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of over 100 U.S. oil and natural gas companies, has released its fourth annual report showcasing the industry’s continued progress in innovation and emissions reductions. According to the new report, participants continue to make significant progress across six environmental performance programs including reducing flaring,…

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Coalition Response to “Texas Methane Leaks” by David Schecter

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  May 27, 2022 A recent article by David Schecter with WFAA News fails to mention the facts when discussing methane emissions in Texas. Texas oil and natural gas operators are investing in technology solutions to improve field operations, mitigate methane emissions and reduce flaring. Utilization of on-site monitoring, satellite imaging, drone and ariel flyovers,…

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Partners with Energy Elevated Technology Showcase Presented by TXOGA

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  May 12, 2022 On May 9, 2022, technology and innovation from the oil and natural gas industry was on display at the Energy Elevated Technology Showcase, presented by the Texas Oil & Gas Association in partnership with the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition (the Coalition), in Austin, Texas.  Eight innovative companies featured technologies aimed…

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Coalition Releases New Resource – Flaring in Texas: Reporting and Transparency

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  April 14, 2022 Today, the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition released a new resource related to increased transparency and tracking of flaring in Texas.  The resource discusses flaring regulations, new reporting measures, and a new online query system to allow for increased transparency in flaring exceptions.  

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