Biogas plant beefs up dairy farm’s green credentials

Wärtsilä’s Puregas Solutions hope to significantly reduce methane emissions at the facility

Shell sets methane intensity limit for 2025

The energy giant will work to stop the potent greenhouse gas leaking from its oil and gas operations

New ‘fuel pump’ aims for holy trinity of clean transport

A new project in Germany aims to help develop a fuel filling station able to supply electric, methane and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Researchers at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) aim to develop a ‘fuel pump’ that can cater to a variety of alternatively-fuelled, low carbon transport technologies in the most efficient and […]

Eight energy firms pledge methane reductions from natural gas

BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil and Total are among eight energy companies that have committed to further reduce methane emissions from their natural gas assets. The firms, which include Eni, Repsol and Wintershall, have also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to follow suit. […]

Google makes Street View air pollution data available

Google is now sharing air pollution information gathered by sensors on its Street View cars. The project originally aimed to detect methane leaks from old gas pipes and other sources so they could be closed off – the greenhouse gas is around 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Other sensors now also measure levels […]

Could leaks mean natural gas is more emissions intensive than coal?

Methane leaks during the extraction of natural gas could make the fuel a larger contributor to global warming than coal generation. That’s according to new research from the Journal of Geophysical Research, which suggests although burning natural gas only produces about half as much carbon dioxide per unit of energy as coal, the methane contained […]

‘More methane comes from cow burps than old wells’

Methane emissions from old oil and gas wells are generally low compared to other sources of the gas, which include livestock burping and flatulent livestock. That’s according to a new report from Durham University, Newcastle University and the Environment Agency, which investigated more than 100 onshore wells across southern England, the east midlands, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire […]

Fund focuses £500k on leaky gas pipes

A technology-focussed fund has made its first investment in an intelligent gas grid solutions provider. Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund is providing £500,000 for Southampton-based Utonomy to trial an innovative way to reduce methane leakage in gas distribution networks. The Internet of Things solution automatically optimises gas distribution pressures by retrofitting actuators to the network, controlled […]

Canada announces new rules on oil & gas emissions

Canada has set new regulations to reduce emissions from the oil and gas industry and achieve cleaner economic growth. The country’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, said the new rules would form part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, which aims to reduce methane emissions by 40% to 45% by 2025. […]

New York State unveils plan to slash methane

The State of New York has released a plan to reduce methane emissions from its landfill, oil and gas and agricultural sectors. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the suite of 25 actions last week and said they would complement the state’s goal of reducing energy sector emissions by 40% by 2030. The plans, which aim […]