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Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

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The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.
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Report: Oil and gas on public lands a ‘blind spot’ in climate fight

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The report pinpoints rising methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public lands and waters as a significant share of the heat-trapping gases tied to all energy development nationwide.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, speaks at a press event at the pipe yard for TransCanada√ēs Houston Lateral Project in Mont Belvieu, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Houston Lateral Project, which will transport oil to Houston refineries, will become an integrated component of the Keystone Pipeline system. (Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

TransCanada fights EPA’s Keystone claims

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Regulators trying to judge the carbon footprint of the Canadian crude that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline should compare it to heavy oils from Mexico, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, said the Calgary-based company seeking to build the project.
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White House methane plan takes aim at oil and gas industry

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White House officials said the plan aims to cut oil and gas emissions of the powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas by 40 to 45 percent within a decade, from 2012 levels.
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Study ties outsize methane emissions to some oilfield equipment

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New research suggests two major oil sector sources of methane emissions are techniques to dislodge fluid from wells and the pneumatic devices used to control valves at the sites.
NRG Energy's W.A. Parish plant. (photo/Ryan Holeywell)

NRG says it will cut carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030

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Officials at NRG Energy Inc. say the power company will reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent of current levels by 2030.
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Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

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Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.
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Oil boom gives lift to methane mitigation industry

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New and potential mandates forcing oil companies to clamp down on methane leaking from wells, valves and pipelines could be a money-maker for the growing industry built around finding and stopping that pollution, according to a report issued Thursday.
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Statoil, partners expand effort to put flared natural gas to use

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Statoil, GE and Ferus Natural Gas are expanding use of technology designed to fuel oil field equipment with natural gas that otherwise would be flared off into the atmosphere.
A pro-Keystone XL ad from the American Petroleum Institute.

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

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The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.