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GasLit Documentary Falls Short on Facts

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  March 18, 2022 The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University recently released Gaslit, a short and misleading documentary regarding natural gas flaring by the U.S. oil and natural gas industry.  While the report includes creative cinematography, it falls short on the facts. FACTS: A flare is a combustion device that minimizes…

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RRC: New Data Shows Continued Drop in Flaring

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  New data from the Railroad Commission of Texas reveals that Texas’ statewide flaring rate fell to an even lower record level at the end of 2021. The percentage of natural gas flared in Texas dropped to a new record low of 0.19% in November. The Coalition continues to be encouraged by the downward slope…

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New Report Shows Significant Reductions in Emissions and Flaring

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  January 21, 2022 Last week the American Petroleum Institute (API) released their State of American Energy Report featuring significant reductions in emissions and flaring in the U.S. and around the world. According to the report, U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions are at generational lows, in significant part because of the increased use of natural gas…

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ICYMI: Coalition Members Continue to Advance Progress on Flaring and Methane Emissions Reductions

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  December 17, 2021 As a global leader in the responsible production of energy, Texas oil and natural gas companies are constantly working to improve environmental performance while producing the power and products that make modern life possible. In case you missed it, below are two recent articles outlining steps taken by companies to advance…

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NEW from the RRC – Record Low Flaring Rate for Texas

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  December 3, 2021 On December 2nd, Railroad Commission Chairman Wayne Christian released new data that shows a record low flaring rate for Texas in September. According to the latest production data, the percentage of natural gas flared in Texas dropped from a previous record low of 0.61% in July 2021 to a new record…

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Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition Sponsors TXOGA Tech Showcase at the Lone Star Energy Forum

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  November 8, 2021 The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) sponsored the first TXOGA Tech Showcase, a part of the Lone Star Energy Forum held last week in Irving, Texas. Showcase attendees learned about the latest in industry innovation and technology from Baker Hughes ProductionLink Edge, Sourcenergy, SeaOne Holdings, LLC, Encino Environmental Services,…

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Texans for Natural Gas Report: Methane Emissions Intensity in Permian Basin Has Declined Almost 70% Since 2011

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  November 4, 2021 Austin, Texas – Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined almost 70 percent since 2011, as oil and gas production rose over 320 percent, according to an analysis by Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), a project of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO). The analysis, Permian Basin Producers: Charting A Cleaner Energy Future, is TNG’s third report on methane and…

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RRC: Statewide Gas Flaring Falls to Lowest Rate in Years

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  September 29, 2021 The following release originally appeared here on the RRC website on September 24, 2021. AUSTIN – In July, the statewide flaring rate in Texas fell to its lowest rate in years according to Railroad Commission data, falling by more than 75 percent since August 2019. The Commission’s recent production data report…

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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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