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Report finds Texas methane emissions hit record low in 2022

Mella McEwen of The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports that methane emissions in Texas have hit record lows.

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  • From 2011 to 2022 methane emissions in the Permian Basin fell by nearly 85% even as production jumped by over 416%.
  • Since 2019 flaring in the area has fallen by 66%.
  • Companies are voluntarily reducing their emissions footprint by investing in satellite technology to track methane leaks and funding programs for equipment upgrades and repairs.

“‘The Permian Basin’s success in reaching some of the lowest methane intensity rates in the world exemplifies the region’s commitment to environmental stewardship. We will continue to proactively work to minimize oil and gas development’s environmental impact—all while producing affordable, abundant, and reliable energy,’ Longanecker concluded.”

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