Green completions may be standard for Devon but it is not standard practice in the Barnett Shale.
Producers in the Barnett Shale routinely use “green completions” to capture the gas, said Ed Ireland, director of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council. Green completions involve using extra equipment to capture the gas and feed it into the pipeline system
“I would say venting is rare, if ever, in the Barnett Shale,” Ireland said. “Flares are considered to be an air emissions control device because they do destroy 99 plus percent of the gas that goes into them.
See video proof here and this is not the only example it’s just the most recent.
Please note: “routinely” is not 100%. Green completions should be mandated. Venting is not rare. Chesapeake has done quite a bit of venting in Arlington recently. Apparently Titan did some venting in Colleyville.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Ed uses the word ‘routinely’ like he uses the phrase ‘where feasible’. Ed lives in a world where the only facts he believes in are the ones he makes up. Flaring is rare. Right. And it’s ‘just steam’.
Fracking Crazy says
I have great pics and videos of flaring in the backyards of 500,000 to a million dollar homes: with no mineral rights.
Oh say can you see,
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