Methane , Legislation , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

US Climate-change Fight Threatened as Manchin Rejects Biden’s Bill

Here are five top climate measures in President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill, and a discussion of their prospects if the wider legislation dies.

December 21, 2021

Methane , Emissions , Shale Plays

EDF Aerial Survey Detects Major Methane Plumes from Permian Basin Operations

The research conducted by EDF via helicopter during the first two weeks of November found that 14% of the methane plumes detected in the Permian Basin were the result of malfunctioning flares.

December 16, 2021

Investment , Natural Gas , Methane , Energy Transition , ESG

Shareholders, Investors Driving Fossil Fuels’ Embrace of ESG

The natural gas industry has recognized the importance of ESG concerns and is moving rapidly to address them.

December 15, 2021

Exploration & Production , Markets , Methane , Legislation , International , Emissions

EU to Clamp Down on Domestic Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas

A new proposal would force oil and gas operators in the EU to find and fix leaks of methane in their infrastructure, though it did not extend the rules to cover the companies abroad that supply most of Europe’s gas.

December 15, 2021

Methane , Emissions , ESG , Acquisitions & Divestitures

Report: Methane Emission Reductions in Oil and Gas Largley from Divestments

Even though emission intensity in U.S. is below the global average, much room for improvement remains, according to a new report by GlobalData.

December 2, 2021

Methane , Emissions , ESG , Technology

Executive Q&A: Measuring Methane to Achieve ESG Goals

CEO of Boston-based Kuva Systems discusses why continuous emissions monitoring is crucial for oil and gas companies to meet ESG and methane intensity goals.

November 30, 2021

Methane , Legislation , Emissions

US Targets Oil and Gas in Crackdown on Methane

At the center of the U.S. plan is an EPA proposal that will for the first time regulate methane from existing oil and gas operations. Oil and gas operations account for a third of methane emissions.

November 2, 2021

Methane , Legislation , International

Biden Says Push for Energy Production 'Not Inconsistent' with Climate Goals

"It’s not at all inconsistent in that no one has anticipated that this year we would be in a position, or even next year, that we’re not going to use any more oil or gas," Biden said.

November 1, 2021

Exploration & Production , Methane , Emissions , Energy Transition , Technology

E&P Decarbonization: A New Imperative in Driving Toward Net Zero

With no realistic scenario for an immediate transition to nonhydrocarbon energy sources, how can the oil and gas industry play its part in addressing climate change while meeting short- and long-term energy demand, sustainably?

October 29, 2021

Exploration & Production , Methane , Emissions , ESG , Technology

How to Mitigate Methane Leaks with Cementing Chemical Technology

The main objectives in cementing oil and gas wells are to secure the casing to the surrounding rock formation and to provide good zonal isolation in the wellbore.

October 28, 2021