Canada missing target to cut methane emissions by 2025
Current regulations will only achieve a 29% cut by 2025 instead of the targeted 40% to 45%.
US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions
Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.
Ottawa considers approval of BC methane rules called ‘weak’ in report
Under B.C.’s proposals, a leaking well could emit more than twice the amount of methane than Ottawa will allow when its rules come into effect next year.
Chemical process could make climate nemesis carbon a valuable resource
Three prototypes to show carbon converted to methanol can serve as an eco-friendly fuel of the future.
Oil patch wants “flexibility” on coming methane cuts or jobs are at risk
Cuts would be easier in some parts of the oil patch than others; industry wants to take the most cost-effective approach.
Industry may face new costs over methane cuts after high emissions reading
CAPP warns that new regulations shouldn’t load industry with too many new costs.
Shell launches methane detection pilot
Initiative aims to enable better early detection and repair of methane leaks.
Zinke pledges to enforce Obama-era methane rules
The methane rule forces energy companies to capture methane burned off at drilling sites on public lands.
Federal methane emission reduction plan raises industry concerns
Requires regular checks for equipment for leaks, repairs, cleaner technologies, monitored emission levels and reports.
Oil and gas methane emissions higher than thought: report
Research says methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period.
Alberta adds $33M to GHG reduction fund
Money will be used to develop emissions reduction technologies, and is to be funded by a carbon levy heavy CO2 emitters have paid into since 2007.
Duke Energy to turn pig poop into electricity
Transmission facility in eastern Carolina will power up to 10,000 homes.
Environmental groups welcome methane reduction targets
Trudeau, Obama promising to reduce emissions by up to 45% by 2025.
Obama proposing nearly 50% cut to oil, gas production methane emissions
Officials estimate the rules could cost industry up to $420 million in 2025.
EPA tightens landfill standards to reduce methane emissions
Federal agency says the new standards will cost about $55 million to implement over the next 10 years.