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Mexican Energy Firms Lag Methane Emission Rules, Investigators say

Jan 27, 2023

Mexican oil and gas companies, including state giant Pemex, are lagging behind on their obligations to identify, report and mitigate methane emissions from their installations, an investigation by a group of non-profits found.Methane, a potent greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere, has emerged as a top threat to the climate. Government regulation requires oil and gas companies to identify and measure their methane emissions…

Mexico's Pemex Has No Record of Reporting Methane Leak from Offshore Oil Field

Oct 07, 2022

Pemex did not inform Mexico's environmental regulator of a methane leak from a key offshore oilfield in December, according to the state oil company's response to a freedom of information request, which confirmed an earlier Reuters report that the regulator had no record of the incident…

Mexican Regulator Has No Record of Pemex Reporting Methane Leak

Sep 27, 2022

Mexico's environmental regulator has no records of state oil company Pemex reporting a methane leak last December at the country's top oil field, according to the regulator's response to a freedom of information request filed by Reuters.'There…

Scientists Who Detected Massive Pemex Methane Leak Say 'No way' They Made a Mistake

Sep 14, 2022

Scientists who detected a massive methane leak at an offshore platform run by Mexico's Pemex said Tuesday there was 'no way' they had made a mistake, roundly rebutting claims by the state oil company that the emissions were smaller and less polluting…

Methane Emissions from U.S. Shallow Offshore Platforms Exceed Those on Land, Study Finds

Aug 12, 2022

Measurements of methane emissions from shallow water oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico found they were substantially higher than those from drilling on land, according to research published on Thursday.The study, by researchers at non-profit Carbon Mapper…

U.S. Climate Bill Exempts most of Oil Industry from Methane Fees

Aug 09, 2022

The U.S. Senate climate bill’s fee on oil and gas industry methane emissions will cover less than half the sector’s releases of the powerful greenhouse gas, thanks to concessions made to win over party holdout Joe Manchin, according to a review…

Neptune Energy Joins OGCI's Zero Methane Emissions Initiative

Jul 06, 2022

Oil and gas company Neptune Energy has joined OGCI's Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, a project to cut emissions of the harmful greenhouse gas to near zero by 2030.  Developed by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), the initiative aims…

TotalEnergies Launches Global Drone-based Methane Inspection Campaign on All Upstream Assets

May 16, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies said Monday it had launched a worldwide drone-based emissions detection and quantification campaign across all its upstream oil & gas operated sites, to identify, quantify, and reduce methane emissions linked to its operations…

Offshore Methane Detection: BP Invests in UAV Specialist Flylogix

Mar 22, 2022

BP, through its BP Ventures, has made a £3 million equity investment in Flylogix – an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) business that uses drones to aid methane detection in the offshore oil and gas industry sector.The financial injection is part of a funding round led by Amati Global Investors…

Nearly 90 Countries Join Pact to Slash Methane Emisions

Nov 02, 2021

Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane 30% by 2030 from 2020 levels, a pact aimed at tackling one of the main causes of climate change, a senior Biden administration official said…

Methane Emission Reduction takes Center Stage of UN GHG Report

Aug 09, 2021

In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. This year, scientists are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas – methane – as the planet's…

Methane Leak Rate from Mexico's Oil & Gas Ops 'Alarming' for Climate Change

Jul 28, 2021

Mexico's methane leak rate from oil and gas operations is twice as high as that of the world's top oil producer, the United States, a group of researchers found in a report due to be released this week.Invisible and odorless but much more harmful than carbon dioxide…

GPS' "Chemical Mist" Cuts Methane Emissions

Apr 16, 2021

Texas-based oilfield services and technology company GPS International has informed that it has completed Phase 2 field testing of its patent-pending method to cut methane from natural gas, accomplishing 'a vast visible discharged reduction in Methane (CH₄) exhaust emissions…

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