Gas flaring in the news – August

Uncertainty over global oil prices continues, with Shell’s Chief Energy Advisor predicting a delayed rebound.  Despite continued price uncertainty the US natural gas market shows signs of growth, while China moves ahead as the leading oil operator in the North Sea.   Ending gas flaring is more important than carbon trading A Social Action report…

US crosses milestone for CO2 emissions

In 2016 – for the first time ever – carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas burning are set to surpass those released from burning coal in the United States (US).  Driven by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and cheaper access to natural gas, the next challenge for producers will be to ensure that methane emissions…

What is fracking and why is it important?

Environmental campaigners have raised concerns about the increased use of fracking to recover natural gas but the practice – which has already had a significant impact on the US energy sector – has the potential to spark a revolution in worldwide energy supplies.   Oil and gas companies think there is the potential to recover…

Gas flaring in the news: July

  This month the Chemicals Industry recognised the need for modernisation of current legislation.  President Obama signed a measure into law that provided federal standards for everyday chemicals.  Electricity production from natural gas-fired power plants is expected to reach a record high this year, as the fuel source remains cheaper than coal and continues to…

Flaring regulations series: Russia

Russia is not only one of the world’s largest producers of oil and gas but is also one of the five largest emitters of greenhouse gases globally.  Whilst the country has a history of poor environmental management, increased awareness of the polluting effects of oil and gas production has led to a recent tightening of…

Fluenta signs two-year agreement with Statoil

Fluenta, a global leader in ultrasonic measurement and management technology, today announces a two-year framework agreement with Statoil. The framework agreement positions Fluenta as a preferred supplier of flare gas meters to Statoil, and will streamline the order and delivery process by fixing cost and other contract terms for a period of two years. Sigurd…