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July 21, 2020

New Mexico Methane Rules

New Mexico Looks for ‘Sweet Spot’ In Crafting Methane Rules (AP & Reuters) Susan Bryan (AP, July 21): New Mexico stands to have some of the most expansive rules for addressing methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry after many meetings with industry experts and environmentalists, state officials said Tues. (July 21). […]

July 20, 2020

Proposal to Plug Orphan Wells

Considering a Major Federal Effort to Plug Orphaned and Abandoned Wells Jason Bordoff, Daniel Raimi, Neelesh Nerurkar (July 20): This paper, a joint effort between Resources for the Future and the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University, examines the potential to boost U.S. employment in the oil and gas workforce while also reducing […]

European Union
July 17, 2020

Borchardt Interview on EGD

EU Methane Emission Rules Key to Gas, LNG, Hydrogen Future (S&P) Siobhan Hall (July 17): The European Commission’s deputy director-general for energy, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, told S&P Global Platts in an interview that if the industry’s methane “problem is not solved, natural gas will have a very, very difficult future, and in the short term, not […]

June 19, 2020

GHGSat Satellite to Measure Methane

Methane: GHGSat Satellite Launch Aims for Increased Scrutiny of Methane Emitters (Bloomberg) Naureen Malik and Hailey Waller (June 19): Iris—a microwave-sized gadget to be launched into orbit from French Guiana [later this evening, June 23]—will be able to track methane released from oil and gas wells, coal mines, powerplants, farms and factories around the globe, […]

May 20, 2020

Project Astra Methane Project

Methane: XOM & Pioneer Collaborate on Project Astra to Reduce Permian Methane (NGI) Carolyn Davis (May 20): A first-of-its-kind sensor network to monitor methane emissions across the Permian Basin in West Texas, dubbed Project Astra, may revolutionize the way leaks are found and repaired. ExxonMobil, Pioneer Natural Resources Co., the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), The […]

November 6, 2019

Responsible Gas Program

‘Responsible’ Gas Offers an ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Product (S&P Global Platts) Jim Magill (Nov. 06): A number of buyers and sellers of natural gas have initiated programs recently to market gas tailored to meet consumers’ demand for a more environmentally friendly product. In one of the latest examples of this trend, Southern Co. subsidiary Virginia Natural […]

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