Tag: Flaring

Myth vs. fact on overturned US federal methane venting/flaring rule

Myth vs. fact on overturned US federal methane venting/flaring rule

Rule could have cost $1.26 billion to implement, according to study By Courtney Loper, EnergyInDepth Last week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) duplicative and burdensome methane and flaring rule by a vote of 221-191. With the Senate set to take up the measure in the […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Independent oil/gas producers challenge BLM’s venting and flaring rule

Independent oil/gas producers challenge BLM’s venting and flaring rule

DENVER – Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) filed a lawsuit today challenging Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule regulating venting and flaring from oil and natural gas operations on federal and tribal lands. In its claim filed before the US District Court in Wyoming, the trade associations call […]

By November 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Big Oil pledges support for Paris conference, environmentalists question sincerity

Big Oil pledges support for Paris conference, environmentalists question sincerity

Ahead of Paris conference, oil CEOs pledge to reduce flaring, methane emissions STOCKHOLM – The chief executives of 10 of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies have come together to pledge support for an “effective” deal to fight global warming at a Paris conference next month. In a statement released Friday, the CEOs of BP, Shell, Saudi […]

Land Management Bureau understaffed, backlog of inspections for high risk oil, gas wells

Land Management Bureau understaffed, backlog of inspections for high risk oil, gas wells

Land Management Bureau working on flaring guidelines WASHINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks sufficient resources to inspect high-risk oil and gas wells on federal land as a drilling boom continues in Wyoming, Colorado and other states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday. The Obama administration has proposed a fee on oil and gas drillers that […]

By September 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →