Cold temps-higher gas prices/bills, Methane Emission Monitoring/Reduction, Sustainability in Oilfield Electrification, Renew SPE Membership, CO2 Storage, CalGEM Shake-up, GOLF April 21
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The weather has been cold for us Californians, I hope you are keeping warm without blowing your budget on your gas bill.
As many of you have seen, local gas utilities warned customers of high gas prices on the order of 2 to 3 times your previous bills; to help combat high prices this SoCalGas has increased their contribution to the Gas Assistance Fund. This is on top of gas prices which also continue to climb, which must at least in part be caused by reduced local oil &gas production, however, there are many factors as pointed out in this article
Large gas producers are shifting to third-party audits to continue to aid companies in finding and reducing methane emissions as the EPA will have satellite imaging on their side to verify self-reported emissions information. Meanwhile, Petronas has developed a system in-house to quantify different emissions types so they can systematically tackle spurious emissions. The University of Texas (UT) at Austin has a new research and education initiative to aid the industry in collecting and modeling accurate and timely greenhouse gas emissions data.
This month is a virtual presentation for our technology luncheon presented by Burns & McDonnell titled Sustainability in Oilfield Electrification: Applying the Envision® Framework. James Yung is a project manager with 22 years of experience supporting both operations and capital projects for many major oil, gas, and petrochemical clients throughout North America.
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