Oil and gas industry continues to respond to climate, pollution concerns

More major oil and gas companies are making plans to cut methane pollution, with a major producer in the Permian Basin vowing to address climate change in its operations during the ongoing boom in the region.

Devon Energy announced this week its plans to reduce methane emissions for all of its oil and gas operations in the U.S.

The company planned to cut its methane-intensity rate to 0.28 percent, down from 2018’s rate of 0.32 percent, read a news release from Devon.

“Setting this target signals the next step in Devon’s continuing proactive pursuit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reaffirms the company’s commitment to protecting the environment for future generations,” the release read. Read Full Article - Carlsbad Current Argus, June 14, 2019