Good read on #methane and @APIenergy ...ALMOST.

The fact that oil and gas is still paying API to obstruct regulations and lie to the public is more PROOF that we should not believe any of their climate promises.
Here is where this article fails:

"staunching the flow of methane is achievable and affordable—commonly at the level of such basic things as swapping component parts, monitoring for leaks, and stopping venting and flaring."

Sound simple? The author is an analyst.
To quote EDF's lead scientist, “Things won’t work like they’re supposed to work on paper,”…
Stopping methane will take
-an ARMY of DEDICATED regulators
-constant monitoring
-regularly replacing equipment
-stopping venting--no reliable technology exists for this.
-stopping flaring

It's not simple and not likely possible that any of this will happen.

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9 Aug 20

I want to talk to you about blowdowns. (Be careful with that word in presentations. I've slipped a time or two.) 😳

During a blowdown all the #methane in a facility's system is released into the atmosphere.
Blowdowns may be scheduled for maintenance and repair, or they may be emergencies which happen quite often.

This video makes visible the normally invisible emissions from a pipeline blowdown

This @TCEQ emissions event report estimation covers a blowdown at an @EnergyTransfer #ClimateCriminals pipeline. The blowdown released 5866202.0 lbs of #methane.
Read 4 tweets
3 Jul 20
I know you are a nice person, @arsetechnica who means well, so this thread is for you.

I oppose the death penalty but I'm not an expert so I listen to and donate to experts like you.

I'm an expert on health & #climate impacts from #oilandgas with over 16 yrs experience.
I worked for #oilandgas.
I was a directly impacted landowner and a mineral owner, which is how I became a health and environmental advocate.
I've been OGI certified for over 6 yrs and have more experience behind an OGI camera than most regulators and industry.
First I thought: Oh, this #fracking is a mess and someone needs to make them do it right. I co-authored Drill Right Texas. I had good intentions, but insufficient information.

#oilandgas promised in 2005 to stop the emissions that turned my air brown.
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30 Dec 19
Looking back over a year of making invisible #methane emissions from #oilandgas visible.

A few videos taken with an iPhone from the LCD screen on a FLIR GF320 camera.

1/4/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
1/9/19 Carlsbad, #NewMexico
#ClimateEmergency #KeepItInTheGround
3/27/19, Balmorhea, #Texas
@TCEQ said this was only lighter fluid
Read 15 tweets
22 Dec 19
1/5 WSJ Today:

Banks that helped fuel the #fracking boom begin to tighten revolving lines of credit.

Large #financial institutions are likely to decrease future loans to shale #oilandgas companies.…
2/5 Small and midsize #fracking companies may be forced out of business, and banks fear #oilandgas assets may not cover loans.

JPMorgan has $44 billion in oil and gas loans, Capital One has $3 billion.
3/5 "Energy companies accounted for > 90% of defaults on corporate debt in the third quarter"

Over 30 oil-company bankruptcies in 2019, exceeding the number in 2018 and 2017.

E&P companies are carrying > $100 billion in debt
Read 5 tweets
2 Apr 19
#oilandgas flimflam men are lying! Journalists should not repeat the lies!

They want the public to believe that natural gas is a solution for #climatechange.


U.S. GHG emissions are rising not decreasing as flimflammers claim. 1/4…
Natural gas is #methane or CH4 and it's a super pollutant that is over 86 X more potent at warming the planet than CO2. But, it doesn't stay in the atmosphere for very long and that's where the HOPE for STOPPING #climatechange is. 2/4
Because #methane is short-lived, if we STOP #fracking and #KeepItInTheGround our planet will have an immediate response and the rapid warming will slow giving us time to solve CO2 which stays in the atmosphere for a very long time. 3/4
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