Flaring and Venting of Natural Gas: Background and Issues, In Brief

Linda R. Henderson (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI026000



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Natural gas is regularly lost as it is burned (flared) and released into the atmosphere (vented) during the production of oil and gas. While the exact amount of gas lost in this way is uncertain, given the vast extent of oil and gas production throughout the world, it could be significant. In addition to resulting in the loss of a potentially valuable resource, the burning and release of natural gas into the atmosphere contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, which are generally considered to be warming the earth’s atmosphere. This book describes flaring and venting data and what the federal government could do to improve them; reports on the basis of available information, on the extent of flaring and venting and their contributions to greenhouse gases; and identifies opportunities for the federal government to reduce flaring and venting.
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Chapter 1 - Natural Gas Flaring and Venting: Opportunities to Improve Data and Reduce Emissions (pp. 1-22)
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2 - Federal Oil and Gas Leases: Opportunities Exist to Capture Vented and Flared Natural Gas, which Would Increase Royalty Payments and Reduce Greenhouse Gases (pp. 23-70)
United States Government Accountability Office Report to Congressional Requesters

Chapter 3 - Testimony of Andrew Logan, Director, Oil & Gas Industry Program, Ceres. Hearing on ''Benefits of and Challenges to Energy Access in the 21st Century: Fuel Supply and Infrastructure'' (pp. 71-76)


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