Methane: Lying Liars And The Lies They Tell Us

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The natural gas industry says publicly that methane emissions are minuscule and under control. Natural Gas Climate change global heating Independent Petroleum Association Methane Natural gasBut what they say in private is very different.

For Decades, Oil & Gas Have Been Poisoning The North Sea With Methane

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For decades, as a result of their drilling, the oil and gas industry has been poisoning the North Sea (and, thanks to current, probably every other ocean and sea) as well as heating up our climate for at least 30 years — probably longer — with methane.

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Methane Emissions Under-Reported, Study Claims

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Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Climate Change Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Methane methane emissions University of RochesterLimiting how much escapes into the atmosphere could slow the pace of global heating.

New Way To See How Much Methane Is Being Released From Arctic Lakes

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There's a new way to see how much methane is being released from Arctic lakes. Climate Change Research Science alaska Antarctica Arctic lakes methane bubbles methane emissions permafrost synthetic aperture radar thermokarst University of Alaska FairbanksUsing synthetic aperture radar (SAR), a research team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks was able to study satellite images differently.

Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

GreenBiz

Methane Renewable EnergyBy addressing a gas that can super-charge warming, Dominion Energy is breaking new ground. And its plans hinge on an unusual source of power.

Antarctica's seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

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For the first time, scientists have confirmed that methane leaking is from Antarctica's sea bed. They say the methane is likely escaping into the atmosphere

Affordable methane detection

Envirotec Magazine

The GF77 from FLIR Systems is said to be an affordable, handheld methane detection camera allowing inspection professionals to actually see invisible methane leaks and other industrial gases at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, and other locations. The GF77 is spectrally filtered to optimally visualize methane gas, says FLIR Systems.

Cow Burps – Cattle Industry Poised To Lead The Way To A Cooler Earth By Reducing Methane Content

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Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. A new study out of U.C.

Sponsored Content: Methane detector has leaks covered

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The SEM5000 is a portable methane detector specially designed for landfill surface emissions monitoring, reporting and detecting potential leaks at wellheads and surface penetrations. The laser technology allows the device to scan the sample spectrum and identify methane (CH4) only.

NRDC & Partners Go To Court On EPA’s Methane Surrender

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Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

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Methane leakage from natural gas pipelines. Duke's new methane targets are focused on its natural gas distribution businesses, including Piedmont Natural Gas in the Southeast and its Duke Energy gas business in the Midwest.

EU methane policy recommendations

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Methane: Europe’s missing link for effective energy decarbonization. and Algeria, countries with sizeable methane emissions. This provides the EU with significant leverage when it comes to tackling emissions from the upstream segment, which is where the biggest part of the methane problem lies. Many key stakeholders have already come to understand the importance of a regulated methane performance standard underpinned by robust, science-based assurance.

BMW Partners With Straus Organic Dairy Farm To Reduce Methane Emissions

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Strauss has partnered with BMW to reduce methane emissions from cow manure using biodigester technology. Straus Family Creamery, based in Marshall, CA, is an organic creamery that makes products like butter, cream, milk, ice cream, and yogurt. Agriculture BMW California dairy farms

This Space Technology Can Cut Climate Pollution On Earth: MethaneSAT 

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Industry first liquid bio methane offering

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It is produced during the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, which breaks down organic matter (such as food, sewage sludge or animal waste) to produce methane-rich biogas. Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply, marking what is said to be the industry’s first Bio-LNG solution for commercial and industrial operations.

Trump Administration Thinks We All Should Breathe More Methane

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The EPA is moving forward with its plan to loosen restrictions on methane emissions because the world really needs more atmospheric pollution. Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics Andrew Wheeler EPA methane emissions methane regulations

Can a new wave of laser and aerial imagery technologies slash methane emissions?

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Along Colorado’s Front Range, researchers are working to develop new ways of detecting methane leaks, using everything from lasers to light aircraft to drones. Their technologies could curb a potent contributor to climate change, while saving industry billions of dollars in lost gas

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

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By Ben Ratner At the behest of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to eliminate nationwide limits on methane pollution, sending America’s natural gas industry backwards to the days of uncontrolled emissions. Eliminating methane standards would increase risk to each part of this foundation, making this proposed rollback a prime opportunity for risk-conscious executives and investors to speak out this fall.

Energy Watch Group Says Natural Gas Is A Death Sentence For The Earth

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Germany's Energy Watch Group says the methane emissions from natural gas are worse for the environment than carbon emissions from burning coal or oil. Coal Fossil Fuels Natural Gas coal Energy Watch Group Leave it in the ground methane emissions Natural gas

The New Era of Data Driven Methane Management: Q&A with BPX Chief Innovation Officer

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Virtually eliminating methane emissions is a critical complement to CO2 reductions and essential to bending the curve of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. Environmental Defense Fund and BP are pursuing a three-year collaboration to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

Digital innovation: how National Oil Companies can meet the methane challenge

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Owned and overseen by national governments, As such, it is in both their commercial and national interest to minimize waste – particularly of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for a quarter of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas, and the global oil and gas industry leaks more than $34 billion of natural gas annually. Many of the solutions used to detect methane leaks today were designed for U.S.

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

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China, and South Asia and Oceania were some of the regions that saw the largest increase in methane emissions, jumping to as much as 15 million tonnes between the 2000-06 average and 2017, a new report has found

Donnie Dim Bulb Channels David Koch To Save The Incandescent Light Bulb

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Just for fun, the EPA also wants to roll back methane capture regulations even though energy companies oppose the move. Energy Efficiency Fossil Fuels Policy & Politics EPA Incandescent light bulb methane regulations NRDCLEDs and CFLs are taking the brunt of the assault by the federal government on any and all government regulations.

New Satellite Data Reveals Dangerous Methane Emissions in Permian Region

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Read time: 6 mins New research based on satellite data confirms that the oil and gas industry in the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico is leaking record amounts of methane. The new research published in the journal Science Advances found that methane emissions in the Permian Basin were equivalent to 3.7 percent of the total methane produced by the oil and gas industry there. Tags: Bridge Fuel methane natural gas emissions Permian

Digital methane management: an industry perspective

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US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year. With US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year from industry, many of the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas companies, and select national oil companies and independents, have started taking steps towards setting and achieving methane reduction targets for their operations. What are the top drivers for methane management for your organization? %

Turning Landfill Gas Into Renewable Natural Gas

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Landfill gas is created by landfills, which account for 16% of the human-caused (anthropogenic) methane emissions in America. Biofuels Natural Gas Water landfill gas Methane renewable natural gas wastewater treatment plantsThis is not what many people worry about when they think of greenhouse gases, it's important.

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

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Read time: 9 mins While carbon dioxide — deservedly — gets a bad rap when it comes to climate change, about 40 percent of global warming actually can be attributed to the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to the 2013 IPCC report. This makes addressing methane emissions critical to stopping additional warming, especially in the near future. Methane is shorter-lived in the atmosphere but 85 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20 year period. .

Hitting the mark: improving the credibility of industry methane data

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Methane emissions challenge the global oil and gas industry and the role and reputation of natural gas in a decarbonizing world. Credibly demonstrating near zero methane emissions is both an imperative and a competitive differentiator for companies in the early phases of the energy transition. However, the oil and gas industry has a methane emissions data problem. This report outlines an enhanced approach to measuring and reporting methane emissions.

Recent Deals – 29 April: Food Ordering, Methane Monitoring and Logistics

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Looking for investment insight? Here’s your overview of the latest cleantech deals from across the globe. Agriculture & Food Fast-growing provider of ordering. Agriculture & Food Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics #cleantech investment Cleantech deals

Sustainable Paper’s Best Kept Secret: Biogas

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Clean Power Fossil Fuels Natural Gas Biogas Gas landfill biogas landfill gas Methane Papermaking Rolland thermalHaving spent 17 years working at a paper plant in a wide variety of roles, I am passionate about finding and sharing solutions for industries built around fossil fuels. The papermaking process is extremely energy intensive and requires thermal energy to dry paper, making it a challenging nut to crack.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions

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Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry. BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The scale of the methane challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity. 3) Expanding Methane Management.

Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study

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Pollution of the powerful but short-lived greenhouse gas methane also climbed in 2018, showing an increase “higher than the average growth rate over the past decade,” the report adds. A new Cornell University study published today in the scientific journal Biogeosciences helps to explain what sparked the surge in those methane concentrations, both here in the U.S. Tags: Robert Howarth methane fracking venting flaring Permian Basin Bakken Shale

Can drones and camera technology help plug BP's methane leaks?

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Oil giant is introducing round-the-clock monitoring of methane leaks at its new oil and gas projects using a raft of cutting-edge technologies in what it claims is an industry first

'The green recovery starts at home': EU accelerates Green Deal with buildings, chemicals, and methane plans

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In the latest addition to its 'green recovery' package, the European Commission yesterday unveiled a flurry of crucial green strategies, targets, and policies, ranging from new green building and renewable energy programmes, to tighter rules governing chemical use and methane emissions.

What science is saying about methane pollution, and how the world is finally listening

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