Emission Reduction Options for the Onshore Natural Gas and Petroleum Production Segment
The EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry in its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The onshore natural gas and petroleum production segment contributes 35% to the total methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry. The chart on the right shows the distribution of the top emission sources* in this segment, which represent 79% of the total emissions from onshore production. Click on each emission source category to view one of many appropriate, cost-effective methane mitigation options below. A full list of emission mitigation options can be found here.
“Other” Emission Sources: Uncombusted Methane, Equipment Fugitives, Pipeline Leaks, Chemical Injection Pumps, Well Fugitives, Coal Bed Methane, Stripper Wells, Blowdowns, Process Upsets, Well Drilling, Non-Hydraulically Fractured Well Workovers, Compressor Starts, Tank Fugitives, Non-Hydraulically Fractured Well Completions
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+ Options for Reducing Methane Emissions from Pneumatic Devices in the Natural Gas Industry
+ Reduced Emission Completions for Hydraulically Fractured Natural Gas Wells
+ Installing Vapor Recovery Units on Storage Tanks
+ Optimize Glycol Circulation and Install Flash Tank Separators in Glycol Dehydrators
+ Installing Plunger Lift System in Gas Wells
+ Reducing Methane Emissions from Reciprocating Compressor Rod Packing
+ Replacing Wet Seals with Dry Seals in Centrifugal Compressors
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