The Environmental Partnership, formed in 2017 by a group of 26 oil and natural gas companies to reduce emissions from oil and gas operations, recently issued its annual report on activities in 2021 in its six programs – leak detection and repair, pneumatic controller, manual liquids unloading, compressor, pipeline blowdown and flare management. The group has grown to 100 members today.
For example, the flare management program launched in 2020, and the Partnership has recommended best practices to reduce flare volumes, promote beneficial use of associated gas, and improve flare reliability and efficiency when it is necessary. Member companies accounted for 40 percent of U.S. natural gas production in 2021 and reported 45 percent reduction in flare intensity and 26 percent reduction in total flare volumes from the previous year.
Activities in 2021 included a workshop in Permian Basin in October and fourth annual conference in Houston in December.