US greenhouse gas emissions reached 6,511.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CDE) in 2016, about 2.4% higher than in 1990 but 126.8 million tonnes CDE, or 1.9%, less than in 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency said on Apr. 18 in its latest annual US greenhouse gas inventory.
Norway’s preliminary production for March averaged 1.9 million b/d of oil, natural gas liquids, and condensate, marking a decrease of 46,000 b/d compared with February. Norwegian officials blamed the lower March production on technical problems on some fields.
Frontera Resources Corp. has confirmed the presence of 78.8 m of combined pay interval in three target zones with the Dino-2 well, the second of a three-well campaign, at the company’s Taribani complex on the Block 12 license in Georgia.
Russia’s privately held PJSC Lukoil and Uzbekistan’s National Holding Co. Uzbekneftegaz have commissioned their jointly owned Kandym gas processing complex in southwestern Uzbekistan’s province of Bukhara, about 520 km southwest of Tashkent.
US light, sweet crude oil prices for May and June jumped by nearly $2/bbl on the New York market Apr. 18 to settle above $68/bbl while Brent for June delivery gained about the same in London to settle above $73/bbl.
Elk Petroleum Ltd. said enhanced oil recovery flooding has started at Grieve field’s carbon dioxide EOR project near Casper, Wyo. Initially water is being produced, which will be followed by oil production that is anticipated to ramp up to about 2,100 b/d by Dec. 31.
Enhanced oil recovery is the best option for putting carbon dioxide to commercial use, Charles D. McConnell, executive director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative, told the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Improved Oil Recovery conference in Tulsa on Apr. 16.
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