Arvind Ravikumar describes the challenge of reducing methane emissions from oil and gas production, given that the sources of emissions can be diverse and that systems for monitoring methane leaks can be improved.

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Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

A pause on new project approvals could have some upsides for the sector by softening potential oversupply, analysts say.

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Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

The climate impact of natural-gas exports depends on what they’re replacing in the importing countries—and the steps we take to clean up the supply chain.

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Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

A decade after former President Barack Obama labeled natural gas a “bridge fuel” in his 2014 State of the Union address, his former vice president is grappling with how far to extend its use.

Media Outlet: Politico Energy Wire 
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

The Texas electric grid made it through recent cold snaps with no real problems, despite the record-setting winter demand one day in January and the need to appeal twice to the community for conservation.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

A differentiated natural gas market is emerging as a key mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across global natural gas supply chains. Trust in such voluntary markets across civil society, industry and governments depends on a transparent framework for reporting independently verifiable and accurate emissions data.

Media Outlet: Nature Energy
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

A recent report from the International Energy Agency finds that an investment of $75 billion — a fraction of the oil and natural gas industry’s profits last year — would meaningfully lower emissions of methane.

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Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

The most urgent and necessary priority is, and must remain, reducing global emissions to net zero by 2050 to keep global warming below the 1.5-degree-Celsius tipping point identified by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Media Outlet: Real Clear Energy
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Texas oil and gas regulators are proposing new rules for the first time in almost 40 years to address how companies in the sector build and maintain waste pits.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

The pledge, back[ed] by 49 oil and gas companies, aims to dramatically reduce methane leaks to “near zero” by 2030. Methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

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Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

With three Texas energy projects now competing for a piece of the $7 billion pie set aside by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) for hydrogen development, there is considerable hype around the state’s potential to lead the nation in accelerating the 2050 transition to net-zero. But to meet that goal, we must stay grounded in reality.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Since a deadly February 2021 freeze interrupted the flow of natural gas to power plants across Texas, state regulators have inspected gas facilities to see if they’re prepared for winter.

Media Outlet: Politico Energy Wire
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle 

Cost, access and inefficiency drive the push for EOR research and the results — using nanobubbles and NGLs — are showing promise.

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Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

The price of home heating oil has fallen significantly, according to the Energy Information Administration. It’s down to $4.47 a gallon this week after hitting a record high of $5.93 per gallon in November.

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Featured Facuty: Hugh Daigle

Texas is working hard to secure a footing beyond fossil fuels and its status as a petroleum powerhouse. While it already generates more wind energy than any other U.S. state, the mighty air that lashes its high plains will soon power a novel process: the production of vehicle fuel from water.

Media Outlet: San Antonio Express-News
Featured Facuty: Hugh Daigle

Use of various mitigation techniques for natural gas fired electricity may hold key.

Media Outlet: McGill Newsroom
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

The price of oil has gone from $120 a barrel in the summer down to just about $75 now. The reason? Turns out, there are lots of them.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

The tremor started in an area that regulators watch closely.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

No, the U.S. can’t claim the “cleanest energy” title just yet. But the tools to achieve it are within reach.

Media Outlet: Houston Chronicle
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

Batteries and renewable energy alone can’t decarbonize industries, and recent proposals for a “hydrogen economy” could bridge those gaps.

Media Outlet: Wired
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

The national average price for a gallon of gas today is $4.94, according to AAA. Though it’s a little lower than its recent high of more than $5 a gallon, it’s still painful for everyone filling up their tank.

Media Outlet: NPR's Marketplace
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

The European Union’s plan to phase out Russian natural gas imports by 2027 rests partly on increasing near-term imports of US liquefied natural gas. This will require a coordinated policy response that includes securing supplies from major exporters, global diplomacy, expanding import capacity, and alignment with Europe’s climate goals.

Media Outlet: Nature Energy
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

As a heat wave grips large parts of the country and sets heat records coinciding with the start of summer, the U.S. electricity grid has held up.

Media Outlet: EnergyWire
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

As they campaign to win election in November, Republicans are blaming Democrats for record-high gas prices, and Democrats are shifting the blame to oil companies.

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle and Arvind Ravikumar

Climate change and poor planning puts strain on the grid and consumers.

Media Outlet: Inside Climate News
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

Late last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would outlaw what it calls predatory gas prices and also expand federal authority to investigate price gouging allegations. But getting that oil out of the ground and turning it into something we can put into our cars and trucks isn’t that simple.

Media Outlet: NPR’s Marketplace
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

As the announcement of carbon sequestration projects becomes the norm, it’s time we look at what we know from a technical angle about how these projects need to be run based on the industry’s experience with enhanced oil recovery.

Media Outlet: Journal of Petroleum Technology
Featured Faculty: Larry Lake

Why do prices vary so much across state lines? The short answer: state taxes and proximity to oil refineries and pipelines, according to oil and gas experts.

Media Outlet: USA Today
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Jon Olson, chairman of the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas, said “there's plenty of oil worldwide, so the price increases are mainly the result of fears about supplies being cut off rather than an actual crude shortage.

Media Outlet: Austin American-Statesman
Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

There’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that the United States imports Russian oil — and a pretty good amount of it. Now, you could be excused for asking yourself: “Wait a second, I thought the US had a bunch of oil in the Permian Basin in Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. Why the heck are we importing oil?” Turns out the answer is part chemistry and part economics.

Media Outlet: NPR’s Marketplace
Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

If there were fewer of us, would the amount of greenhouse gasses we emit reduce? It’s a question that often creeps up in discussions about climate change.

Media Outlet: BBC World Service
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

Carbon capture and storage played a large role in Lease Sale 257, which recorded a bumper crop of bids from oil and gas producers Nov. 17 for drilling rights in the US Gulf of Mexico.

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

Almost a million wells are quietly belching methane. The new rule could halve emissions.

Media Outlet: Grist
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

Stray methane is a sneaky pollutant. It’s also a thorn in the side of the natural gas industry.

Media Outlet: Casper Star-Tribune
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

To control methane emissions, the EPA seeks better ways to measure them.

Media Outlet: NPR’s Marketplace
Featured Faculty: Arvind Ravikumar

Fracking techniques could be used to generate energy with no carbon emissions.

Media Outlet: Wall Street Journal
Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

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Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Faculty: Carlos Torres-Verdin

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Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

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Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

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Featured Alumnus: Gary Thomas

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

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Featured Faculty: Zoya Heidari

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Featured Faculty: Jon Olson

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Featured Faculty: Carlos Torres-Verdin

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Featured Student: Karan Jerath

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Student/Faculty: Karan Jerath and Jon Olson

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Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Student: Karan Jerath

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Featured Alumnus: Russell Parker

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Featured Faculty: Hugh Daigle

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Featured Faculty: Paul Bommer

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Featured Faculty: Masa Prodanovic

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Featured Student: Karan Jerath

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Featured Faculty: Mukul Sharma

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Featured Student: Nick Staviski

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Featured Faculty: Eric van Oort

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Featured Student: Jake McKenzie

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Featured Alumnus: Nick Steinsberger