In major oil and gas producing regions, such as the Permian Basin of West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, oil supermajors, such as ExxonMobil and Shell, as well as some of the largest independent operators such as Pioneer Natural Resources are taking the lead in reducing their methane footprint.
"As the environmental community, regulators, even oil and gas companies think about how do we further drive down emissions, you have to be in a position to find leaks more often,” Erin Tullos, ExxonMobil technology lead, said in an interview."
Thanks, dbob. All mineral owners with royalty revenue from natural gas production should applaud and support their operator prioritizing programs to monitor and reduce emissions. It is far better for operators to make serious efforts to reduce and eliminate fugitive emissions than to allow the problem to become a focus of Hard Green advocacy. It has taken far too long for this to become an industry-wide priority. Get serious now or potentially suffer the consequences in the not too distant future.