EPA halts Oil & Gas Industry enquiry

  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is withdrawing its request for operators of existing oil and gas wells to provide extensive equipment and emissions information – undermining another climate change initiative kick-started by the Obama administration. The request for emissions information In March 2016 the Obama Administration and EPA announced new regulation to help reduce…

Paying the price for emissions: Singapore’s carbon tax

  Monday’s announcement that a carbon tax on direct emitters is to be introduced from 2019 shows that Singapore, Asia’s main oil trading hub, could be moving towards a longer-term future dominated by cleaner technology and resources.   What is the Singapore carbon tax? The Singapore Carbon tax illustrates Asia’s move towards curbing greenhouse gas…

Trump administration vs Obama’s rule on natural gas flaring

Two weeks into an-all Republican government, President Trump and his administration have disrupted the Oil & Gas industry. On 3rd February 2017 the Republican-controlled house voted to overturn the Obama administration rule that sought to reduce methane emissions being released into the environment. As part of the Democrat’s campaign to combat climate change, Obama’s Interior…

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…

Are you paying too much tax for your gas flaring?

The recent COP22 conference on climate change saw signatories to the Paris Agreement reaffirm commitments to reduce carbon emissions.  With tighter regulations and increased taxation likely to follow, businesses that flare natural gas are already implementing new processes to minimise the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. Many companies are looking for ways…

Fluenta in 2016 – a year in review

President elect Donald Trump has nominated Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – an agency Pruitt has sued multiple times in his role as Oklahoma’s Attorney General.  Recently, Pruitt took legal action against the EPA over regulations that aim to restrict methane emissions from the Oil & Gas Industry. The news is…