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Atmospheric methane (CH4) has a powerful short-term global warming impact, and comes from a variety of natural and anthropogenic sources. Methane sources include wetlands, landfills, oil / gas / coal extraction activities, and urban emissions from traffic and the natural gas distribution system. Characterizing the magnitude and the origin of these fugitive emissions spatially and temporally is critical to understand their present and future climate impacts.  There are two tracer molecules...

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For more specific analyses of atmospheric methane, follow the link to a survey of atmospheric methane at a regional level, or click through to an e-Learning on urban monitoring, using two European cities as case-studies. Carbon 13/12 ratios of methane are controlled by the processes and temperature of formation of methane, such that methane produced by cool biogenic processes contains less 13C than methane produced by higher temperature thermogenic (fossil fuels) and pyrogenic (combust...

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Methane is one of the most important gaseous hydrocarbon species for both industrial and environmental reasons. Understanding and quantifying methane emissions to atmosphere is an important element of climate change research. Range-resolved infrared Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) measurements provide the means to map and quantify a wide range of different methane sources. DIAL is a powerful technique that can be used to track and quantify plumes emitted from area emission sources suc...

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Industrial Methane Measurement Conference hosted at the PEFTEC EXPO

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CI Systems has developed a dedicated Methane Imaging Camera to serve the petrochemical industry. This new camera (commercial name MetCam) is designed as a fixed imager, with large volume coverage, to monitor sensitive areas such as compressors stations, PRMS, rigs process areas and more. MetCam is a multi-functional camera that connects to site infrastructure and automatically performs gas cloud detection of clouds exceeding safety thresholds, monitors small leaks for preventive mainten...

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There is both considerable opposition and support for unconventional hydrocarbon extraction, commonly known as 'fracking'. Opposition and hesitancy focuses on two primary issues: 1) aquifer contamination and 2) the increased greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint associated with such activity, particularly the fugitive CH4 emissions, but also CO2 associated with the CH4 can also be released. The occurrence of aquifer contamination is likely to be heavily-monitored as significant regulation generally...

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Hydrocarbon streams such as Styrene, Isoprene and Butadiene may form thermally unstable peroxide types on exposure to air, which could create hazardous plant conditions. Accurate monitoring is required to determine trace amounts of reactive peroxides. Most traditional analysis methods, such as ASTM D2340 and ASTM E299, are affected by oxygen (air) interference. Da Vinci Laboratory Solutions has developed the Fast Peroxide application that automates the analysis of active oxygen originated fro...

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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is the agency responsible for regulating hydrocarbon resources in Alberta. We regulate over 80 per cent of Canada's petroleum industry including 431,000 km of pipelines and 50,000 oil and gas facilities. We ensure the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible development of Alberta's energy resources. When the government of Alberta announced its Climate Leadership Plan in 2015, the AER was tasked with reducing methane emissions from the upstream oi...

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Environmental sustainability has become one of the most relevant drivers for the future evolution of the energy mix in most countries. Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, but it is not the only pollutant capable of causing harm to people and the planet. Natural gas presents clear advantages in terms of lower GHG emissions from combustion compared to other fossil fuels. However methane emissions along the entire value chain have been pointed out as a relev...

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Digital Edition

Petro Industry News 23.3 - July 2022

July 2022

In This Edition Fuel for Thought - Roper Technologies to sell majority stake in its industrial businesses to CD&R - analytica 2022 wows the laboratory industry Analytical Instrumentation...

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ACS National Meeting & Expo, Fall 2022

Aug 21 2022 Chicago, IL, USA & Online

ACHEMA 2022 - NEW DATES

Aug 22 2022 Frankfurt, Germany

Oil & Gas Asia

Aug 24 2022 Karachi, Pakistan

ONS Norway

Aug 29 2022 Stavanger, Norway

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