Featured Stories

Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Fugitive Emissions Journal home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries.

VALMET: Long-Term, Safe Operation Of Oxygen Service Valves

Oxygen service valves operate in one of the process industry’s most hazardous environments. While oxygen is not flammable, it supports and accelerates combustion. This means that oxygen service valves need to be designed,, manufactured, tested, and maintained, to prevent this by mitigating the ignition source and contact with fuel.

Building the LDAR Dream Team: People, Promises, and Culture

Take a moment to think about how the success of a leak detection and repair (LDAR) team is assessed. By Tanya Jackson, Vice President LDAR, U.S., Montrose.

Emissions and Energy: An Interview with Lewis Black, Almonty Industries

Many industries have seen their ups and downs over the last few years, and will likely continue to do so while conversation regarding energy transitions, changing U.S. policies, and the push towards more sustainable infrastructure, are prevalent.

New Mexico Environment Department Ozone Precursor Rule: Natural Gas Processing Plants LDAR Implications

Environmental regulations are becoming increasingly stringent at both the state and federal levels. The oil & gas sector and fugitive emissions are arguably under the biggest regulatory spotlight in 2022. As required monitoring frequencies are increased, alternative monitoring methods become more cost effective than traditional ones.

Joseph Witherspoon, Chief Technology Officer: Efficient, Environmentally-Conscious Energy

Is there a way to produce energy in a more green, environmentally-friendly way, while still prioritizing efficiency and output? This is a key question circulating throughout the natural gas industry, and cutting edge research at Frontier Applied Sciences might just hold an answer.

Reducing Methane Emissions in Canada An Interview with Jan Gorski, Director of Oil &...

Methane is emitted from energy industries, agriculture, waste management activities, and personal activity. Fugitive Emissions Journal was pleased to speak with Jan Gorski, Director of Oil & Gas at the Pembina Institute, to learn about methane policy initiatives in Canada.

Recent Advancements in Bottom-Up Quantification of Fugitive Emissions Using Optical Gas Imaging

Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) technology has proven to be a very useful technology for detecting and visualizing small gas leaks in petroleum refineries and other oil & gas facilities.

How The EPA’s Increased Monitoring Could Affect A Facility

Monitoring air emissions at U.S. industrial facilities historically has been based on monitoring individual emissions sources, such as periodic stack testing for stack emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Method 21 for emissions from LDAR components, and CEMS.

How to Ensure Stress-Free Stack Testing

Environmental Managers (EMs) are often required to burn the candle at both ends. Especially in trying times when many job positions are unfilled, EMs are not only the point at which the buck stops for the environmental protection activities of a company, but also the health and safety requirements.

Tracking, Measuring, Documenting, and Reporting: Fugitive Emissions Inventory

Fugitive emissions from oil & gas operations are a source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), methane emissions, and other toxic gas emissions. These emissions are not visible and difficult to quantify. However, it is essential to track, test, and document emissions sources.