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Leaky Platforms: Pemex Knocked for Delayed Repairs, "Vast" Methane Leaks

Mar 22, 2024

Pemex reportedly put off urgent repairs and maintenance at an important offshore platform for months, resulting in methane spewing into the atmosphere, according to internal documents and three sources familiar with the infrastructure.New data from the United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) International Methane Emissions Observatory showed that the problematic Pemex platform in the Gulf of Mexico leaked methane as recently as December 24…

Mexico: Pemex Platform Leaked Clouds of Methane Even After UN Alert

Feb 09, 2024

State energy company Pemex released large volumes of methane from an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last year, with leaks recurring even after a United Nations agency flagged problems there to the Mexican government, according to a Reuters analysis of previously unreported U…

COP28: US Cracking Down on Methane from Oil and Gas

Dec 03, 2023

The Biden administration on Saturday unveiled final rules aimed at cracking down on US oil and gas industry releases of methane, part of a global plan to rein in emissions that contribute to climate change.The rules, two years in the making…

COP28 Puts Spotlight on Methane Pledges

Nov 27, 2023

Delegates at this year's U.N. COP28 climate summit are anxious to boost the world's climate change agenda with concrete plans for clamping down on the second-most prominent greenhouse gas – methane.While more than 150 countries have promised…

EU Targets Upstream Methane Emissions from Imports

Nov 15, 2023

The European Council and Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation for tracking and reducing methane emissions in the energy sector.The regulation introduces new requirements for the oil, gas and coal sectors to measure…

Eni Partners with SLB to Measure, Combat Methane Emissions

Oct 30, 2023

Italian energy company Eni has tapped SLB (ex-Schlumberger) to deliver comprehensive fugitive methane emissions measurement and reporting plans for Eni’s global operating facilities.According to SLB, the project, which is already in progress…

SLB Introduces Compact Methane Point Instrument

Oct 03, 2023

SLB’s End-to-end Emissions Solutions (SEES) business has introduced its next generation methane point instrument, a self-installed continuous methane monitoring system that uses IoT-enabled sensors to quickly and cost effectively detect, locate and quantify emissions across oil and gas operations…

Fugitive Methane Emissions: LDAR Campaigns are Getting Smarter

Jun 16, 2023

Top down or bottom up, new technologies are helping the industry boost their leak detection and repair (LDAR) strategiesAs the world approaches 1.5°C, the presumed threshold of dangerous warming, action to reduce methane releases is seen to be a way of buying time for achieving longer term CO2 cuts…

Drone-Based Methane Emissions Survey to Aid Bumi Armada's Action Plan for Kraken FPSO

May 23, 2023

IKM Testing UK has secured a second contract with the Malaysian FPSO leasing firm Bumi Armada to deliver a drone-based methane emissions survey on the Armada Kraken FPSO, producing oil for EnQuest in the North Sea.The project follows an aerial…

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…

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…

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