US Shale Producer Apache Reaches Flaring Goal Ahead of Schedule

Future wells will not be brought online by Apache without adequate gas takeaway capacity going forward, says John J. Christmann IV, APA’s CEO and president.

Hart Energy Staff
US Shale Producer Apache Reaches Flaring Goal Ahead of Schedule

Apache has been operating in the Permian Basin of Texas and New Mexico since the 1990s. As of year-end 2020, the company had more than 7,000 wells covering a gross acreage position of 4.9 million acres with exposure to numerous plays primarily located in the Midland Basin, the Central Basin Platform/Northwest Shelf and the Delaware Basin. (Source: Hart Energy)

Apache Corp. reached its goal on Oct. 11 to end routine flaring in its U.S. onshore operations, a cornerstone of the 2021 ESG goals set by its parent company Houston-based APA Corp.

Going forward, future wells in the U.S. onshore will not be brought online by Apache without adequate gas takeaway capacity, according to John J. Christmann IV, APA’s CEO and president.

“In early 2021, we set out to eliminate routine flaring in U.S. onshore operations as part of our broader efforts to continuously reduce our environmental footprint,” Christmann commented in the release. “We established an aggressive goal, and I am proud to announce we have achieved the goal ahead of schedule.”

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