Communities close to the petro chemical plants at Mossmorran have been warned to expect flaring as a £140million upgrade of the processing plant gets set to begin in earnest.
At COP21 in Paris in 2015, 11 countries made gas flaring a stated commitment to their Paris Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs). Disappointingly, five years on, flaring has increased for these 11 countries, by 6% to 60 billion cubic metres per year.
A coalition of Texas oil industry groups is pledging to end routine flaring of natural gas from wells and other facilities by 2030 amid signs that state regulators may crack down on the controversial practice.
A Greenpeace investigation has named the five worst firms for flaring and venting in the UK North Sea, emitting nearly 20million tonnes of CO2 equivalent between 2015-2019.
Oil and gas industry warned it needs to become ‘wholly different’ as CCC releases landmark net zero report
North Sea oil and gas firms are being warned they will need to become “wholly different” if they want to retain their position in the structure of the UK’s economy.
Ensuring that North Sea exploration drilling gets “back on track” next year will be a key part of efforts to help the industry get back on its feet.
The Oil and Gas Authority has stressed the need for operators to maintain high licence management standards, after a report showed patchy compliance in some areas.
BP has started up the second phase of its gas operations in Oman, with the launch of the Ghazeer project.
The North Sea represents some of the best-in-class and most innovative work of the oil and gas industry. Here, significant progress in reducing gas flaring is already making a vital contribution towards delivering “net zero”, and Norway stands out as genuinely world-class.
“Apocalyptic” flaring at the Mossmorran petrochemical plant in Fife has been brought to an end after three nights of noise, light and vibrations.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has started benchmarking North Sea operators on their flaring and venting levels in a crackdown on offshore emissions.
Mossmorran is facing an eight-month delay to noise reduction improvements as ExxonMobil seeks to hold off on the £140million programme.
While the big goal of tackling its sclerotic oil industry is still languishing, Nigeria has been racking up progress in its gas sector.
Spills in Nigeria for Shell increased to 2,000 tonnes in 2019, from 157 sabotage incidents, the company has disclosed in its annual report. This was up from 1,600 tonnes from 111 incidents in 2018.
The oil and natural gas industry practice of burning surplus gas from oil wells, or flaring, has reached levels not seen in Texas since the 1950s, a report released Tuesday by Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton states.
Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has held a bidders’ conference for those interested in tackling gas flaring in the country.
For the Permian Basin, the future is bright – and getting brighter all the time. In fact, the McDonald Observatory in Texas has noted an increase in average sky brightness due to artificial light from 14% in 2015, up to 43% in 2019. The reason is flaring.
The world continues to need investment in the oil and gas sector, according to most forecasts, but this is an increasingly difficult pitch for investors given concerns over carbon emissions.
Saudi Aramco announced today that it is joining the World Bank Initiative: ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’.
The waste and pollution of natural gas in the Permian Basin reached new record highs yet again in the third quarter, according to a report from the Norwegian research firm Rystad Energy.
Eni has begun producing gas and condensate from its Obiafu 41 find, with output going to the domestic power market.
An Abuja court has found two officials from Ireland’s Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) guilty on a number of fronts. This led to the Nigerian judge declaring all of P&ID’s assets to be forfeit.
Mossmorran bosses have announced a £140 million investment in the plant to reduce flaring.
The amount of natural gas flared by 80 different nations around the world has increased 20% in a single year to the highest levels on record, according to new data.
Scotland's environmental watchdog has launched an investigation into unplanned flaring at a chemical plant.