Tag: Environmental Defense Fund

Study ties outsize methane emissions to some oilfield equipment

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.  More »

Environmental group urges Texas regulators to tackle methane

The Environmental Defense Fund says some major oil companies are taking steps to reduce leaks of the greenhouse gas methane, the main component of natural gas, but that hundreds of smaller companies aren’t.  More »

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas.  More »

Environmental groups crank up heat on methane mandates

Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure.  More »

Industry looks to develop better methane monitors

A partnership between the energy industry and an environmental group is developing technology that could help reduce the prevalence of harmful methane emissions.  More »

Colorado methane compromise could be model for other states

Oil companies and environmentalists can find common ground, Noble Energy Inc. CEO Chuck Davidson said Tuesday, pointing to first-of-their-kind regulations in Colorado aimed at corralling methane emissions from drilling.  More »

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.  More »

Workshops on reporting problems set for Eagle Ford

The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach residents and workers what to do if they have concerns about oil and gas development.  More »

Natural gas boom yielding big benefits, Congress told

The rapid growth in domestic natural gas production is sending benefits rippling across the U.S. economy, business leaders and an energy expert told Congress on Tuesday.  More »

Wind giant Texas stands tall as rule change looms

Depending on how the Environmental Protection Agency writes the new rules on power plant emissions, states such as Texas and California that have embraced renewable power or boosted their gas use may not have far to go to meet the mandates.  More »

Environmentalist: Methane emissions hurt benefits of natural gas

The energy industry must continue to manage rogue natural gas emissions that release methane into the atmosphere in order to maximize the fuel’s potential as a sustainable source of energy, the head of the Environmental Defense Fund said Wednesday.  More »

UH presents a polite debate on a fractious topic

Considering the sparring partners — representatives of an oil company and an environmental group — the bout over hydraulic fracturing was pretty friendly.  More »

Hydraulic fracturing is focus of first of UH energy debates

Paul Krishna, issues manager for environmental, health and safety at XTO Energy – which is a unit of Exxon Mobil – will debate Scott Anderson, senior policy adviser for the Environmental Defense Fund’s climate and energy program.  More »

Study: Methane leaks from natural gas wells declining

Energy companies are making a major dent in the amount of harmful methane emissions that escape from natural gas wells, according to a broad peer-reviewed study published Monday that validates new federal mandates for technology to rein in the heat-trapping pollutant.  More »

New oil and gas chief named at Energy Department

A natural gas industry veteran is set to oversee oil and natural gas issues at the Energy Department.  More »
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