Natural Gas Flaring

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

The incredible oil production growth coming from the Bakken Shale formation – from 200,000 barrels per day to 1 million b/d in 5 years – has also brought significant volumes of associated natural gas to the surface. With oil trading at higher prices than those currently paid for natural gas, infrastructure needed to bring that… Keep reading →

Russian Gas Supplies Through Ukraine Turned Off

A new methane emission study released this week details sources and potential costs associated with reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas from US energy infrastructure. The study, commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund and completed by ICF International, found the US oil and gas industry could significantly reduce methane emissions using existing technology for… Keep reading →

Russia Halts Oil to Western Europe Thru Belarus

Technology start-ups and Russian oil companies are partnering up to turn flared gas into an economic benefit through gas-to-liquid generation Satellite data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that Russia flared 35 billion cubic meters of gas in 2011 and is on par with the amount they’ve previously burned into the atmosphere.… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Addressing the natural gas flaring issue in North Dakota’s portion of the Bakken Shale formation is not as simple as just connecting new wells to pipeline infrastructure. Sometimes new, high-pressure wells can overwhelm existing infrastructure and without additional compression, more frequent maintenance or expanding the system, extinguishing the flares is not feasible. The latest report… Keep reading →

Oil Boom Shifts The Landscape Of Rural North Dakota

Those familiar with the US oil and gas industry probably saw the now famous picture of North Dakota from space at night that depicts widespread natural gas flaring. As hydrocarbon production – primarily oil – rapidly increases, new wells in remote areas often flare natural gas until gathering pipelines are constructed to transport the gas… Keep reading →

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Discusses Administration's Climate Action Plan

Without stop-gap funding from congress by October 1st, the EPA could ‘Effectively Shut Down,’ leaving it with just a skeleton crew needed in case of emergency. The EPA has reportedly not shut down due to lack of funding since 1996. [AP] French oil major Total could sell its stake in giant Russian gas field Shtokman.… Keep reading →