Title: Analysis: Methane Emission Intensity Decline In Top Shale Basins
Author: Energy In Depth
Publisher: Energy In Depth
Date: April 25th, 2019
Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment as U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992.
-Annual methane emissions from Permian production fell from 4.8 million metric tons (MMT) to 4.6 MMT from 2011 to 2017. Simultaneously, combined oil and natural gas annual average production jumped from 638.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (Boe) to 1.4 billion Boe
-From 2011 to 2017, combined oil and natural gas annual average production grew from 322 million Boe to 1.5 billion Boe. At the same time, methane emissions from production in the basin fell from 5.3 MMT to 4.7 MMT, resulting in an emission intensity reduction of 82 percent.