A matrix identifying when flaring is necessary with a shortened timeline for administrative action, best practices and new reports to provide greater accountability are among the suggestions from a coalition of oil and gas industry groups to help reduce flaring in Texas.

The report by the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition was discussed June 16 during the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) meeting. It comes as commissioners reach out to oil and gas industry players, environmental groups and other stakeholders as they seek ways to lessen the amount of natural gas flared from Texas oil fields.

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