Technology - Leak Detection

ExxonMobil Sets New Targets For Reducing Emissions

The oil major seeks to cut methane leaks by 15% and flared gas by 25% by 2020.

Ed Crooks, Financial Times

EDF Aims To Take Methane-Fighting Mission To Space With Satellite

Working with Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, EDF’s goal is to launch a satellite within three years in an effort to cut methane emissions from oil and gas facilities by 45% by 2025.

Velda Addison

ExxonMobil Moves To Cut Methane Emissions

Unilateral action by ExxonMobil on methane emission reduction comes in spite of Trump administration’s moves to relax Obama-era regulations.

Ed Crooks, Financial Times

Report: Canada Will Delay Implementing New Methane Rules Until 2020

The amended time line was a result of discussions between the government and stakeholders and will be incorporated into the proposed regulations expected to be announced at the end of April, CBC News reported.

Reuters

California Approves Nation’s Toughest Methane Emissions Rule

Environmental backers believe California’s methane regulation could be a model for other states.

Joseph Markman

The Interview: Building The Backbone With John Stupp

North America’s midstream has enjoyed a significant growth spurt in the past decade with the unconventional shale boom—and that means thousands of miles of new pipe added to the nation’s already outstanding transportation infrastructure. Much of that pipe has been supplied from Stupp Corp., which credits its role as “producing the pipelines that form the backbone of our continent’s energy infrastructure.” Its CEO took time to visit with Midstream Business to reflect on his firm’s distinguished past—and vision for the future.

Paul Hart

California Cap-And-Trade Revenue Case Heads To Sacramento Court

Revenue from the cap-and-trade program funds clean energy programs, especially in poorer communities, and helps finance the state's ambitious high speed rail project.

Reuters

Analysis Of PHMSA’s Proposal To Revise Volatility Regs For Crude Oil

Bracewell attorneys assess response to NY request for vapor standard in transportation of Bakken crude.

Michael Weller and Kevin Ewing, Bracewell LLP

BSEE, Coast Guard Respond To Pipeline Release In GoM

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico.

California Regulators Want Public Input On Aliso Canyon Facility

California regulators said on Jan. 17 they were seeking public comment on a proposal that would significantly limit the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas can inject into its Aliso Canyon storage facility in Los Angeles, which leaked in 2015.

Reuters

SoCalGas Seeks California's Permission To Reinject Gas Into Aliso Canyon Storage Facility

SoCalGas said it added new inner metal tubing in every well approved for injection, installed around-the-clock pressure monitoring of all wells and built an infrared fence-line methane detection system.

Reuters

Alberta Energy Regulator Begins Investigating Trilogy Oil Pipeline Leak

The Alberta Energy Regulator had already issued an environmental protection order forcing the company to suspend operations and contain the leak, Reuters said.

Reuters

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