Oil and gas giants offer $20m to reduce methane emissions

Companies with technologies and business models in the areas of methane detection, measurement and mitigation are being invited to submit their proposals

US court blocks Trump’s rollback of methane rules

A US appeals court has rebuked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for suspending methane emissions regulations while it reviewed the rule. Earlier this year, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he would delay the deadline by 90 days for oil and gas companies to follow the new rule so the agency could reconsider the measure. A […]

Statoil tests methane detection technology

Statoil is testing a new technology that detects methane leaks at one of its production facilities in the US. It will evaluate Quanta3’s device under different conditions, with continuous detection of methane expected to help accelerate ongoing initiatives to reduce the company’s emissions. According to the US Environmental Defence Fund (EDF), around 25% of today’s […]

Obama aims to rein in methane emissions

US President Barack Obama’s administration has set out a new goal to cut methane emissions from the nation’s oil and gas sector. It aims to reduce the powerful greenhouse gas from oil and gas production by up to 45% by 2025 from the levels recorded in 2012. Methane emissions accounted for nearly 10% of US […]

$30m to slash emissions in US oil and gas sector

The US has announced funding worth $30 million (£17.8m) for technologies to measure methane emissions in the oil and natural gas industry in a bid to effectively reduce them. Methane emissions in the US make up nearly 9% of all greenhouse gas emitted and is projected to rise to a level equivalent to more than […]