Who knew collaboration could result in, well, results?
According to a Carlsbad Current-Argus story in the Journal last month, New Mexico’s Methane Advisory Panel – led by state officials but including members whose backgrounds range from the Chevron Corporation to the Sierra Club – has recently put forth a report outlining a number of proposals to help curb methane emissions generated by the energy industry. By all appearances, the diverse group of stakeholders did its best to take a long, hard, honest look at what can be – and what needs to be – done.
⋄ Producers switching to low- or no-bleed pneumatic controllers.
⋄ Increasing leak detection and monitoring equipment.
⋄ Finding ways to reduce – not eliminate – natural gas venting and flaring.
Public comment is being accepted through Feb. 20, and public meetings are planned after that.