Reducing gas flares—and pollution—from oil production

Last year, dozens of major oil companies and oil-producing nations agreed to end the routine flaring of natural gas from wells by 2030. This burning off of uncaptured methane in addition to simply letting it escape into the air—a process called venting—releases pollutants and the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere. Now in ACS’ journal Energy & Fuels, researchers report a strategy that could help producers work toward this goal.

Source: Phys.org – Energy & Green Tech News

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