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 best practices that include maintaining the accessibility of flaring for safety and environmental protection, the Coalition considers routine flaring to be flaring of natural gas from new and existing wells/ facilities during normal production operations when gas gathering, processing, or infrastructure are insufficient or unavailable.
TXOGA President Todd Staples issued the following statement on the announcement:
“The Texas oil and natural gas industry continues to make tremendous strides toward a cleaner, stronger and better energy future, as evidenced by the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition’s goal to end routine flaring by 2030. Thanks to pioneering technologies, innovations and advancements unmatched by any other private sector, the oil and natural gas industry continues to serve as a catalyst for environmental progress here in Texas and around the globe.”
Read the full accouncement from the Texas Methane and Flaring Coalition here.
The Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition was established in December 2019 and includes seven trade associations and more than 40 Texas operators. The Coalition was formed to develop industry-led solutions designed to mitigate and reduce methane emissions and flaring. To learn more about the Texas Methane & Flaring Coalition, visit www.texasmethaneflaringcoalition.org.