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Infographic: Flaring Progress in the Permian - Leading the World

Methane emissions intensity in the Permian Basin has declined over 70 percent the past eight years as oil production more than tripled over the same period, according to an analysis by Texans for Natural Gas (TNG), a project of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).  

Published : March 2021

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Key Findings

  • A RECORD YEAR FOR PERMIAN PRODUCTION: In 2019the Permian Basin continued to defend its title as the world’s top-producing oilfield. The Permian Basin production of oil and natural gas hit over 7 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day.  
  • METHANE INTENSITY DECLINE: Between 2011 and 2019, methane emissions intensity fell 77 percent in the Permian Basin. Since 2011, oil production in the Permian has increased by over 300 percent. 
  • LOWER FLARING RATES: Based on data from the World Bank, if the Permian Basin were its own country, it would not even rank among the 30 worst energy producers in flaring intensity, with a lower intensity than other major producers like Algeria, Venezuela, Iran and Russia.   

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