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January 8, 2021: The AQMD learned on Aug. 26 of an ongoing methane leak at the Sun Valley power plant and conducted an inspection.
November 23, 2020: The new technology raises the possibility that a patchwork of methane-sniffing sensors at oil and gas facilities could be used to generate real-time methane leak maps, giving firms the ability to dispatch technicians to stanch leaks almost as soon as they occur.
November 23, 2020: The world's biggest oil and gas companies have agreed to track and report methane emissions with greater accuracy and transparency, according to an announceetnt by the United Nations Environmental Program.
November 23, 2020: A group of 62 mostly-European oil and gas companies have agreed to both report their emissions of methane to a United Nations-linked group, and to targeted reductions for methane emissions.Methane is a greenhouse gas that is significantly more...
November 13, 2020: The Biden Administration can make serious progresses in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on large-scale methane emissions, including those outside the U.S.
November 11, 2020: Amid growing alarm about methane’s role in driving global warming, a Canadian firm has begun selling a service to detect even relatively small leaks. At least two rivals are on the way.
October 27, 2020: Exclusive: expedition discovers new source of greenhouse gas off East Siberian coast has been triggeredScientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean – known as the “sleeping giants of the carbon cycle” – have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope ...
October 22, 2020: Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.
October 15, 2020: Methane emissions have jumped so far this year even as oil and gas production has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.The report from Kayrros, which analyzes methane leaks through satellite imagery, found visible methane emissions jumped 32...
October 15, 2020: HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at...
October 13, 2020: The dwarf planet's icy peaks form due to a process completely unlike Earth's.
October 12, 2020: The deadlock over methane emissions may resolve sooner than other environmental skirmishes: major U.S. oil and gas companies are on board to regulate leaks and flaring more heavily, spurred on by the prospect of selling more product and dodging bad press.
October 9, 2020: A major energy company is seeking to reach net-zero methane emissions by 2030 in its gas business. Duke Energy, which provides energy in the South and Midwest, hopes that methane emissions from its natural gas operations will be net-zero at...
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October 7, 2020: Warming temperatures may inspire a feedback loop of climate-altering flatulence, according to a new paper.
October 6, 2020: A new study out of U.C. Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. The five-month study found that these reductions were sustained with no change in animal health or in the quality of the beef.
September 25, 2020: According to a report by S&P Global Ratings, the decrease in economic activity brought about by the pandemic has resulted in a substantial decrease of global greenhouse gas emissions, although not nearly enough compared with what would be needed to meet targets under the Paris climate accord.
September 24, 2020: The development of sophisticated continuous monitoring equipment, and the resultant decrease in cost of that equipment, is giving operators the ability to survey the air quality across entire oil fields, pinpointing the locations of any leaks that do occur.
September 22, 2020: 'In the US, there are 630,000 leaks in the distribution systems and the total volume of gas leaked is on the order of five times greater than current EPA estimates,' Joe von Fischer, an associate biology professor at Colorado State University, said in an interview.
September 21, 2020: A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
September 17, 2020: A court has temporarily halted an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that rescinded Obama-era standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, preventing the rollback from taking effect for the time being. A panel of three...
September 16, 2020: A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its rollback of two rules meant to limit the amount of methane emitted by the oil and gas sector. The lawsuits, announced late Tuesday, target...
September 14, 2020: A coalition of 20 states and four municipalities sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday over its rollback of methane emissions standards for oil and gas production. Last month, the EPA formally rescinded Obama-era standards...
September 14, 2020: HAPPY MONDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin...
September 10, 2020: 'What we’ve seen, especially with some of the larger companies like Exxon and Shell taking action voluntarily, but they publicly agree that methane should be regulated. It’s one of those instances where the regulation has gone even more lax than what industry would have wanted,' Holzman said.