Gas flaring: is there another way?

The extraction of highly flammable liquids and gases from the earth is a precise and potentially dangerous operation. Unplanned over-pressuring of plant equipment can occur during start-ups and shutdowns in production on oil and gas sites, when the volume of extracted gas is uncertain. Flares are used to burn off flammable gas, avoiding a significant…

Taking action on CO2 emissions

Celebrated every June 5, World Environment Day is a holiday that aims to reconnect people with nature, while educating them about environmental issues – such as CO2 emissions.  In the International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Highlights,” it was estimated that the energy sector is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon dioxide…

Gas flaring in the News

Two days before publishing its 2016 full-year results, oil and gas giant Shell is making moves to greatly reduce its debts. In a deal with Chrysaor worth an estimated $3.8bn, Shell has sold a significant portion of its North Sea Oil fields. Meanwhile, in an attempt to improve the efficiency of on-site oil and gas…

Gas flaring in the news – December / January 2017

Global oil production continues to grow, and with it associated gas flaring volumes.  New data released by the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Partnership (GGFP) show that while some high-flaring countries are making progress with flaring reduction, overall flaring volumes have increased.  Nigeria has made significant progress to reduce gas flaring, and a government announcement…