Global carbon dioxide level passes the point of no return

The global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) may never again fall below the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone recorded this September.  The measurement was taken at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, the primary global site for atmospheric CO2 monitoring.  While the first 400ppm reading was recorded at Mauna Loa in 2013, each year…

Fluenta signs sales representative agreement with Technical Devices

Fluenta, the global leader in ultrasonic flare metering for the oil, gas and chemical markets, today announces a sales representative agreement with Technical Devices Inc (TDI), an instrumentation supplier and manufacturer representative. The agreement covers the full Fluenta product range including its latest flare gas measurement device, the FGM-160X.  The Fluenta products provide TDI with…

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…