ICYMI: RRC Data Shows Continued Drop in Flaring

New data from the Railroad Commission of Texas reveals that Texas’ statewide flaring rate fell to an even lower record level at the end of 2021. The percentage of natural gas flared in Texas dropped to a new record low of 0.19% in November. View the full release from the RRC here: Christian: Texas’ Flaring Rate…

August 20, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association. Earthworks recently published a “study” about flaring which included a recommendation to “stop permitting new oil and gas facilities.” Period. Ending oil and natural gas development, entirely, is this organization’s aim and this misleading study is…

August 18, 2021 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “Unfortunately, as is often the case, misleading studies like this fail to recognize the truth that air quality continues to improve and emissions continue to decline due to industry’s continuous innovation. Protecting and improving the environment…

August 2, 2021 Last week, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) released new data showing Texas oil and natural gas production continues to show a downward trend in flaring intensity. According to numbers released from the agency, “the percentage of natural gas flared compared to the natural gas produced from oil and gas wells in…

February 10, 2021 AUSTIN—The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) has issued the following statement regarding routine flaring: The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition (the Coalition) supports industry’s continued progress to end routine flaring and shares a goal of ending this practice by 2030. Based on an extensive review of regulatory requirements and operational…

Six companies presented their technologies to Texas oil and natural gas operators November 30, 2020 AUSTIN—On Thursday, November 19 the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition held a virtual technology showcase to highlight and present emerging technology solutions to operators in the oil and natural gas industry. TMFC Presents: Emerging Oil & Natural Gas Technologies Showcase:…

September 8, 2020 AUSTIN – On Friday, the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition and the Blue Ribbon Task Force, two groups comprised of Texas oil and natural gas operators and trade associations, filed comments with the Railroad Commission of Texas on its proposed amendments to the Application for Exception to Statewide Rule 32. The Texas…

The original op-ed, which appeared in the Rio Grande Guardian, can be viewed here.  August 12, 2020 By Todd Staples The Texas oil and natural gas industry recognizes its profound responsibility to power modern life in a responsible and safe manner. This is why Texas operators are working toward a common goal of reducing and…

August 5, 2020 The following can be attributed to Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association: “The data provided by the Railroad Commission confirms that both industry and regulators are continuing to make great strides on environmental progress. The rate of flaring being reduced by 79% is highly significant when you consider,…

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