July 2019, Vol. 246, No. 7

Global News

Natural Gas Flaring in Permian Hits Record High in Q1

Natural gas flaring and venting in the top U.S. oil field reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2019 due to the lack of pipelines, at a time of increased focus on methane emissions.

Producers burned or vented 661 MMcfd in the Permian Basin, the field that has driven the U.S. to record oil production, according to a report from Rystad Energy.

The Permian is expected to flare more than 650 MMcfd until the second half of the year when the Gulf Coast Express pipeline comes online. The Gulf Coast Express is designed to transport up to 2 Bcfd of natural gas and is scheduled to begin operations in October.

The Bakken shale field in North Dakota also continued to flare a high level in the first quarter, around 500 MMcfd, Rystad said. P&GJ

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