Technology will reduce need for flaring

The Eagle Ford Shale has been an economic game changer for South Texas and has led to greater energy independence for our nation. The present oil and gas shale formations are developed with cutting-edge technology that not only sustains development but has also led to safer and cleaner operations for our industry and the communities where we operate.This atmosphere thrives on creativity and innovative solutions, fostering many processes and programs that safeguard the air near oil and natural gas development areas.One of these safeguards is the use of flaring — the necessary, controlled and safe burning of natural gas. Because natural gas is extremely valuable, natural gas is only flared when necessary.Companies would rather capture gas and transport it to market through a pipeline or use the natural gas for operations instead of burning it. In fact, more companies are deploying equipment called vapor recovery units for that purpose.

via Technology will reduce need for flaring – San Antonio Express-News.

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