Celebrating successful flare capture projects with independent data-driven evidence

Celebrating successful flare capture projects with independent data-driven evidence

Executive summary Gas flaring is a major source of economic and environmental waste, and the world is not yet “on track” to reach zero flaring by 2030.   But with COP26 coming up (and the global focus on the energy transition), the moment for action to reduce flaring is now. Flaring is frequently avoidable, using proven […]

Response to FT’s recent methane article: Don’t underestimate flaring’s methane contribution

Response to FT’s recent methane article: Don’t underestimate flaring’s methane contribution

Capterio published a letter in response to Leslie Hook’s concerning article reports that methane levels in the atmosphere surged in 2020 – the biggest increase since records began. The sources of methane emissions are well-documented: biological sources, such as wetlands;  agriculture and ruminants, particularly belching cows; and extraction and processing emissions from fossil fuels, especially […]

Flaring makes The Economist’s article “the other greenhouse gas” even more important

Flaring makes The Economist’s article “the other greenhouse gas” even more important

The Economist has an excellent article on “the other greenhouse gas”, being methane (CH4) this week. As it rightly says, whilst there is a lot of focus on carbon dioxide, we must not underestimate the importance of addressing methane. According to The Economist, oil and gas production creates 22% of man-made methane emissions (which was […]

Azerbaijan’s opportunities and challenges in flaring and methane emissions

Azerbaijan’s opportunities and challenges in flaring and methane emissions

Natural Gas World just published our latest thought piece, co-authored with colleagues Andrei Belyi and Aziza Khalilova. Click to read the article. January saw first gas from the new Southern Gas Corridor pipeline from linking Caspian gas to the Italian gas hub. A great diversification play for the EU, but also excellent that Azerbaijan’s industry […]

Capterio delivers key presentation at UK-Algeria Energy Transition conference

Capterio delivers key presentation at UK-Algeria Energy Transition conference

Capterio’s CEO, Mark Davis, gave a key presentation as part of a conference focussed on the Energy Transition as part of an event hosted by the Algerian and British governments. His speech was complemented by a keynote from Jeremy Oppenheim (Founding Partner of SYSTEMIQ and Programme Director of the Energy Transitions Commission). In his presentation, […]

Use it, don’t lose it! Minimising flaring near existing demand centres

Use it, don’t lose it! Minimising flaring near existing demand centres

Executive summary Flaring is major source of economic and environmental waste.  Yet our research highlights that at least 7% of total worldwide flare volumes (11 BCM per year) is within 10 km of gas demand centres (e.g. gas powerplants, chemicals plant, LNG terminals).  When this insight is integrated with data on the proximity of each […]

Why gas flaring should be in the spotlight at COP26

Why gas flaring should be in the spotlight at COP26

Executive summary Gas flaring creates more emissions than the airline industry, yet much of it can be solved technically and commercially.  So-called “flare capture” projects are, therefore, “low-hanging fruit” that reduce emissions, create value and accelerate the energy transition. At COP21 in Paris in 2015, eleven countries made gas flaring a stated commitment to their […]

Flaring at FPSOs: Out of sight, but not out of mind

Flaring at FPSOs: Out of sight, but not out of mind

Download FPSOs are a significant source of gas flaring – some 4% of the global total, or 550 mmscf/d – almost $1 billion of potential revenue per year. Our global dataset highlights that 16 “super-flaring” FPSOs account for 50% of this volume (and 8% of FPSOs are responsible for 80% of the flaring).   Whilst these […]

How to Fix Flaring for a Quick Emissions Win

How to Fix Flaring for a Quick Emissions Win

The Biden administration is moving quickly to decarbonise the US economy and re-enter the global frame on climate change. This is excellent news. A quick win to reduce emissions is to tackle gas flaring, especially in the onshore regions of the Permian, Eagleford and Bakken. In this paper, authored by the Rocky Mountain Institute and […]

Capterio’s analysis and insight feature in IEA’s flaring commentary

Capterio’s analysis and insight feature in IEA’s flaring commentary

The IEA has just published a commentary titled “putting gas flaring in the spotlight” which highlights the scale of the oil and gas industry’s flaring challenge, but also talks to examples of flare solutions and best practices. Delivering material flare reductions are key to delivering the IEA’s sustainable development scenario. The authors are the IEA’s […]