When the dust settles from one of the most devastating downturns the oil and gas industry has seen in recent years, the push toward reducing emissions will still be there.
Fortunately, industry players are maintaining their commitment to reduce emissions along the entire supply chain as industry groups bring companies together to achieve common goals, and while regulators aim to bring order and checks to the process.
Upstream oil and gas companies participating in The Environmental Partnership recently welcomed the midstream sector, more than tripling its membership to 83 participants. Working with API, the partnership comprises companies of all sizes across the U.S. each aiming to lower emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Their efforts, some of which are required by existing regulations, have included stepping up monitoring, implementing leak detection and repair programs, and replacing high-bleed pneumatic controllers.