BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall this week committed to further reduce methane emissions from natural gas assets they operate around the world, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and independent producer Range Resources-Appalachia have reached a settlement over an order to fix a Lycoming County shale gas well the state said leaked methane into groundwater, streams and private water wells beginning in 2011.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) trade association and the Alberta provincial government appear to be at odds after CAPP released a paper last week calling for the streamlining of provincial policies and regulations to “rebalance the playing field and restore investment.”
The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will enforce Obama-era regulations on methane venting and flaring from oil and natural gas production on public lands, while it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry friendly, Kallanish Energy reports.
A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey found that hydraulic fracturing or fracking of oil and natural gas wells in Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana is not a source of benzene or methane contamination in drinking water wells, Kallanish Energy reports.