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Clearing The Path For Deployment Of Geologic Sequestration Of CO2 In Texas

by Aileen M. Hooks (Texas) and Katie Windle (Texas) Carbon capture, use, and storage (“CCUS”) is widely viewed as a critical tool for reducing atmospheric emissions of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (“CO2”). The United States, and Texas in particular, is uniquely situated to become a world leader in CCUS due to the availability of geologic storage

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Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian Passes Key Resolutions At IOGCC

Texas Defends States Rights at Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission May 18, 2021 AUSTIN – Today, Commissioner Wayne Christian authored and passed three resolutions to protect states’ rights, protect consumers, and encourage technological innovation in the oil and gas industry. Resolution 21.052 – Opposition to the CLEAN Future Act (View here): This resolution co-sponsored by

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Former Texas Comptroller Combs joins private-sector effort to ‘turn fossil fuels green’

By John C. Moritz AUSTIN — Former state Comptroller Susan Combs, who served in the U.S. Interior Department during the Trump administration, is joining a private-sector startup seeking to make Texas carbon neutral by 2050. The Carbon Neutral Coalition, founded by longtime energy-industry executive Corbin Robertson Jr. of Houston, wants to find ways to capture and store carbon-dioxide emissions from traditional fossil

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Louisiana’s Governor Wants The Oil And Gas State To Go Carbon Neutral

By Tegan Wendland It may be the most surprising addition to the growing number of states setting aggressive climate goals. Louisiana’s economy has long relied on the production of oil, gas and petrochemicals. But in a major shift, officials are looking to dramatically reduce the fossil fuel emissions that disproportionately ravage the state with powerful

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New Carbon Market Pays Southern Pine-Growers Not to Cut

By Ryan Dezember Here is a new way for Southern pine growers to get paid for their timber: Leave it standing. Companies eager to offset their emissions are paying Southern timberland owners not to cut more than a million acres of mill-bound pine trees until next year. The idea is that the longer the timber

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ExxonMobil’s Plan to Capture Carbon

By Darren W. Woods and Joe Blommaert As President Biden convenes the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate later this month, America has a unique opportunity to spearhead a breakthrough approach to reducing carbon emissions. About 80% of the world’s energy-related carbon emissions come from three critical sectors of the economy: power generation, commercial transportation and

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Landmen Who Once Staked Claims for Oil and Gas Now Hunt Wind and Sun

By Rebecca Elliott Carter Collum used to spend mornings shoulder to shoulder with competitors in the record rooms of East Texas courthouses, hunting for the owners of underground natural-gas deposits. At night, he made house calls, offering payments and royalties for permission to drill. Mr. Collum worked as a landman, tracking the owners of oil

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BP Wants to Stop Burning Off Gas in America’s Top Oil Field

By Christopher M. Matthews PLC has been one of the companies most responsible for the burning of unwanted natural gas in the busiest U.S. oil field. Now it is trying to clean up its act. The British oil giant plans to spend about $1.3 billion to build a massive network of pipes and other infrastructure

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