EMISSIONS University Lands strives to be a leader in environmental stewardship and set the standard for best land and mineral management practices across the state. University Lands supports adopting and following strong environmental safeguards and policies and works continuously to promote production practices that reduce methane emissions. Active participation and sponsorship of the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory study titled “Quantification of Methane Emissions from Marginal (Small Producing) Oil and Gas Wells,” and the Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center (METEC), assures that University Lands is informed and aware of the best available technologies and practices to control and monitor greenhouse gas emissions. University Lands continues to promote and support the American Petroleum Institute’s “The Environmental Partnership,” which now includes more than 80 of the top US producers who are collectively committed to reducing emissions from oil and gas production facilities.
Since 2014, oil and gas production on PUF Lands has increased by 52%, while emissions are continuing to decrease. On a unit basis, emissions are down 61% per barrel of production during the same time period.
Emissions from PUF Lands per BOE
Emissions from PUF Lands
PUF Lands Avg Prod Rate (BOED)
Emissions data gathered from EPA’s 2019 GHGRP data set. EPA estimates that only 85-90% of GHGRP is reported. UL emission numbers were adjusted by a total of 30% to account for EPA’s estimates and additional lack of reporting from known operators in 2019.
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