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RRC Comments on Continued Flaring Reduction Progress

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  September 14, 2021 Today the Railroad Commission of Texas met for a regular open meeting and discussed the continued progress in reducing flaring. Commissioner Wright said, “There are multiple operators who have reduced their flaring volumes, some by as much as 92%.  Other operators who were not connected to a midstream takeaway operator are…

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Environmental Partnership’s 3rd Annual Report Reveals Industry Emissions Progress

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  September 9, 2021 The Environmental Partnership, an initiative of over 90 U.S. oil and natural gas companies, today released its third annual report showcasing the oil and natural gas industry’s progress in emissions reductions. According to the report, participants in the partnership’s new flare management program reported a 50 percent reduction in flare volumes from 2019 to 2020,…

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Releases New Methane and Emissions Report

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  September 8, 2021 AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) today released the first edition of its Methane & Emissions Report, which details how the Texas oil and natural gas industry is working to reduce methane and other emissions to protect and preserve the environment. Industry has made and continues to make tremendous…

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RRC Energy Minute Highlights Texas Oil and Natural Gas Industry Progress in Reducing Flaring

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  The Railroad Commission of Texas released important flaring reduction stats in their latest edition of the Energy Minute. This data shows the hard work and ingenuity of the Texas oil and natural gas industry to implement best practices to reduce flaring in operations. Check out the full Energy Minute below.  

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TNG: Earthworks Tried to Attack Texas Oil & Gas over Flaring. They Failed. Badly.

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  The following column was first published by Texans for Natural Gas. Activist group Earthworks is at it again, putting their own erroneous spin on science and Texas regulations in order to – as they admit — “stop permitting new oil and gas facilities”. In its latest report, the group claims that the majority of flares on…

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RRC Data Shows Dramatic Decline in Flaring in Texas

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  Today, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) released new data showing Texas oil and natural gas production continues to show a downward trend in flaring intensity. According to numbers released from the agency, “the percentage of natural gas flared compared to the natural gas produced from oil and gas wells in Texas dropped from…

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World Bank Report Shows U.S., Texas Lead In Global Flaring Reduction

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  The United States and Texas continue to make progress in reducing flaring, and the World Bank’s annual Global Gas Flaring Tracker Report details the progress made by the oil and natural gas industry to reduce flaring across the nation. According to the report, there was a 32% decrease in flaring across the U.S. from…

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New TIPRO/TNG Report Underscores Flaring Progress Being Made in Permian Basin

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  A new report from the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), a member of the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition, underscores the progress being made in the Permian Basin to reduce flaring and methane emissions. The analysis, Flaring Progress in the Permian: Leading the World, was completed by Texans for Natural Gas (TNG)…

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Statement on Routine Flaring Post Winter Storm

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Following the February 2021 winter storm, the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition issued the following statement: “Operators across Texas have been working extensively throughout this crisis to safely restart production of essential natural gas that was taken offline due to power losses, hazardous transportation conditions and weather- related equipment issues. During this tedious and manpower-intensive…

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Announces Goal of Ending Routine Flaring by 2030

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  February 10, 2021 AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) has issued the following statement regarding routine flaring: The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) supports industry’s continued progress to end routine flaring and shares a goal of ending this practice by 2030. Based on an extensive review of regulatory requirements and…

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