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Apr 01, 2022
A Stanford University study of comprehensive aerial data – multiple measurements of 90% of wells in the New Mexico section of the Permian Basin – demonstrates the enormity of fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas production. Researchers determined that the methane releases from New Mexico’s Permian Basin are almost 200 metric tons per hour – six times higher than Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates....
Tags: New Mexico
Feb 04, 2022
The White House announced it will send $1.15 billion to states to clean up thousands of methane-emitting orphaned oil and gas wells, the first tranche of allotments from the $4.7 billion that congress approved for orphaned well cleanup in the recent infrastructure package....
Tags: P&A | Orphan Wells | New Mexico
Jan 25, 2022
Over 30 oil and gas facilities in the Permian Basin (Texas and New Mexico) – well pads, pipelines, compressor stations and processing facilities – were observed “persistently” emitting large volumes of methane over three years of aerial surveys carried out by the Environmental Defense Fund and Carbon Mapper....
Tags: New Mexico | Texas