January 25, 2018
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Methane Emissions Are Declining New Analysis Shows
AUSTIN – Methane emissions are declining in top oil and natural gas producing areas across the state, according to an analysis released today by Texans for Natural Gas. The analysis highlights the important fact that methane emissions in Texas have declined as oil and natural gas production has increased dramatically over the past five years.
“Thanks to continually improving processes led by Texas companies, the oil and natural gas industry is protecting the environment and bolstering our energy security,” said Todd Staples, president of the Texas Oil & Gas Association. “Reliable and affordable power and a clean and safe environment are not mutually exclusive. The industry can and does work to achieve both every single day and this new report highlights some of the impressive results seen in methane reduction.”