Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems

Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program provides unbiased science to ensure environmental issues are addressed during petroleum drilling and production in environmentally sensitive areas: www.EFDsystems.org

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) and Texas A&M University, along with industry sponsors and stakeholders (NGO's, government agencies, others) operate a program integrating advanced technologies into systems that significantly reduce the impact of petroleum drilling and production in environmentally sensitive areas.

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University of Chicago research actually finds fracking is generating “enormous benefits” for communities with the most a...
03/04/2020
Voice of the Reader: No basis in reality

University of Chicago research actually finds fracking is generating “enormous benefits” for communities with the most activity. The study finds average household incomes near fracking are up seven percent, while total employment is up nearly 10%, home values have increased nearly 6% and average annual net benefits are about $2,000 per household.

Letter to the Editor: Those who live near oil and gas development can not only see the benefits first-hand — they can also see that fear-mongering claims made by the

BP, With New CEO, Pledges to Go Net-Zero by 2050
02/13/2020
BP, With New CEO, Pledges to Go Net-Zero by 2050

BP, With New CEO, Pledges to Go Net-Zero by 2050

The oil and gas giant BP on Wednesday announced that it plans to take aggressive steps to combat climate change by becoming net-zero by mid-century — and pushing others to follow its example.

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher files bill to boost natural gas-power vehicles
11/15/2019
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher files bill to boost natural gas-power vehicles

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher files bill to boost natural gas-power vehicles

The bill, which Fletcher co-sponsored with Rep. Markwayne Mulllin, R-Okla., would revive a lapsed federal tax credit for the purchase of alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, liqufied natural gas and natural gas harvested from landfills and other sources.

West Virginia’s emissions have dropped despite O&G boom » Kallanish Energy News
10/08/2019
West Virginia’s emissions have dropped despite O&G boom » Kallanish Energy News

West Virginia’s emissions have dropped despite O&G boom » Kallanish Energy News

While West Virginia is today the seventh-largest natural gas producer in the U.S., and one of the largest consumers of energy per capita, statewide emissions have fallen by as much as 94% since 1990, the Consumer Energy Alliance reported.

Natural gas is the 'real' green new deal
07/31/2019
Natural gas is the 'real' green new deal

Natural gas is the 'real' green new deal

Amid the brouhaha over climate change, natural gas usage has helped to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent since 2005.

Carbon emissions to drop from energy this year, EIA says
07/16/2019
Carbon emissions to drop from energy this year, EIA says

Carbon emissions to drop from energy this year, EIA says

Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy industry are expected to drop slightly this year as the nation shifts away from coal and electricity demand softens, the U.S. Department of Energy forecasts. After a 2.7 percent increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2018, the U.S. Energy...

The green-created natural-gas shortage just hit NYC
07/11/2019
The green-created natural-gas shortage just hit NYC

The green-created natural-gas shortage just hit NYC

Shortages of gas for heating have hit the nation’s most important city: New York. Following moves by Govs. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey’s Phil Murphy to nix a pipeline that could deliver vital gas s…

Care About the Planet? Don't Ban Fracking.  | RealClearEnergy
07/10/2019
Care About the Planet? Don't Ban Fracking.  | RealClearEnergy

Care About the Planet? Don't Ban Fracking.  | RealClearEnergy

Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a permanent statewide ban on fracking, the drilling technique that has made America the world's top producer of natural gas. And Senator Bernie Sanders...

Gas instead of coal is 50% better for the climate
07/08/2019
Gas instead of coal is 50% better for the climate

Gas instead of coal is 50% better for the climate

We can do a lot to save the climate by switching from coal to natural gas. And we can shelve concerns about the negative climate impact of methane emissions from gas production, say researchers.

U.S. Winning On Climate, Economics And Freedom Thanks To Natural Gas
07/05/2019
U.S. Winning On Climate, Economics And Freedom Thanks To Natural Gas

U.S. Winning On Climate, Economics And Freedom Thanks To Natural Gas

The activist who oppose natural gas or who label it a bridge fuel minimize its role in addressing climate change. The growth of the gas industry has facilitated the shift away from coal in power generation in the United States without slowing growth; a role it should play in other nations, too.

US Oil Groups Push New Wastewater Disposal Options
07/05/2019
US Oil Groups Push New Wastewater Disposal Options

US Oil Groups Push New Wastewater Disposal Options

Oil and gas groups want the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to authorize new methods for disposing the billions of barrels of wastewater...

Workshops examine ways to mitigate flaring
05/02/2019
Workshops examine ways to mitigate flaring

Workshops examine ways to mitigate flaring

Skies throughout the Permian Basin are lit up by natural gas being flared, largely because it has nowhere else to go.

Federal Data Shows 57% Drop in Permian Methane Emissions
05/01/2019
Federal Data Shows 57% Drop in Permian Methane Emissions

Federal Data Shows 57% Drop in Permian Methane Emissions

Methane emissions in the Permian Basin declined 57% over a recent six-year period, according to federal government sources cited Friday by the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA).

Governor Polis signs SB 181 into law
04/18/2019
Governor Polis signs SB 181 into law

Governor Polis signs SB 181 into law

Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 181 into law, granting new authority to local governments to regulate oil and natural gas development and signifying the beginning of a lengthy rulemaking process.

U.S. ordered to halt oil, gas drilling in swath of Wyoming. Bloomberg. The Trump administration’s pro-drilling policy to...
03/21/2019
U.S. Ordered to Halt Oil, Gas Drilling in Swath of Wyoming

U.S. ordered to halt oil, gas drilling in swath of Wyoming. Bloomberg. The Trump administration’s pro-drilling policy took a blow when a federal judge ordered a halt to oil and gas exploration on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming, saying the government must account for its cumulative effect on global climate change. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a pair of environmental conservation groups against the Obama administration in 2016, challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to lease federal lands for energy development in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. While the judge faulted the federal government for merely summarizing the potential impacts without elaborating on the degree to which its decisions might contribute to climate change, he stopped short of voiding the Wyoming leases at issue. Instead, he ordered the bureau to re-examine nine of its environmental assessments and its “no significant impact” findings and barred the BLM from authorizing new drilling in the state until it satisfies its environmental-law obligations.

The Trump administration’s pro-drilling policy took a blow when a federal judge ordered a halt to oil and gas exploration on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming, saying the government must account for its cumulative effect on global climate change.

Record U.S. Oil And Natural Gas, Falling Methane Emissions
03/07/2019
Record U.S. Oil And Natural Gas, Falling Methane Emissions

Record U.S. Oil And Natural Gas, Falling Methane Emissions

Even with record output, use, and exports, the U.S. oil and gas industry has been lowering methane emissions. This is especially a benefit for natural gas operators because they are providing the U.S. and trading partners our go-to fuel for new energy demand.

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