Natural gas demand is expected to rise by 45% by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) World Energy Outlook; however, a primary component on the natural resource is methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is emitted during natural gas production and transport.
“Numerous studies have shown the importance of quickly reducing methane emissions if we’re to meet growing energy demand and multiple environmental goals,” Mark Radka, head of UN Environment’s Energy and Climate Branch, said in Nov. 22 news release issue by Shell. “The Guiding Principles provide an excellent framework for doing so across the entire natural gas value chain, particularly if they’re linked to reporting on the emissions reductions achieved.” (https://www.epmag.com/blog/oil-gas-companies-team-reduce-methane-emissions-1671331#p=full)
As of today, we can rely on proven, available technologies assisting industry to comply with zero-emission regulations and one of them is gas-to-liquids technology. INFRA’s modular, transportable small-scale GTL plants allow to eliminate flaring by processing associated gas and converting it into synthetic clean burning fuel.
Learn more at http://en.infratechnology.com/applications/associatedgas/