OIL AND GAS
Satellite finds 'significant' spike in flaring, air pollution
Oil and gas production in the United States over the past two years has led to a "significant increase" in the release of nitrogen dioxide in some regions, increasing risks to public health, according to a new study based on satellite data.
U.S. gas production to drop for first time in 5 years
Production of U.S. natural gas is forecasted to fall in 2021 after rising to record levels this year, according to a report out Tuesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
GULF OF MEXICO
Oil boom could match GHGs of 131 coal plants — study
The build-out of oil and gas infrastructure in the southwestern and Gulf Coast regions of the United States could increase annual greenhouse gas emissions by the amount released from roughly 131 coal plants, according to a new study from the University of Texas, Austin.
Utilities failing to fully use smart meters — report
Utilities are not fully reaping the benefits of smart-metering technology despite its energy-saving potential, according to a new report.
Coal to foam? Companies look to reuse a fossil fuel
Pennsylvania energy company Consol Energy Inc. announced last week it is investing in a manufacturer of carbon foam products made from coal, signaling greater diversification of its business.