Highly Reliable Organizations in the Onshore Natural Gas Sector: An Assessment of Current Practices, Regulatory Frameworks, and Select Case Studies

T his study focuses on onshore natural gas operations and examines the extent to which oil and gas firms have embraced certain organizational characteristics that lead to 'high reliability'—understood here as strong safety and reliability records over extended periods of operation. The key questions that motivated this study include whether onshore oil and gas firms engaged [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Clean Energy, Policy, Regulations, Solar|0 Comments

Controlling Methane Emissions in the Natural Gas Sector: A Review of Federal & State Regulatory Frameworks Governing Production, Gathering, Processing, Transmission, and Distribution

T his report provides an overview of the regulatory frameworks governing methane emissions from natural gas activities. The scope of the report includes all onshore facilities that contribute to methane emissions from the natural gas sector, focusing on three areas of state and federal regulations: (1) natural gas pipeline infrastructure siting and transportation service [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|Clean Energy, Policy, Regulations, Solar|0 Comments

Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, The Regulatory Framework Governing Unconventional Natural Gas Development, Natural Gas and the Transformation of the U.S. Energy Sector: Electricity.

Domestic natural gas production was largely stagnant from the mid-1970s until about 2005. Planning had been under way by the early 2000s to construct about 40 liquefied natural gas import terminals along the U.S. coasts to meet anticipated rising demand. However, beginning in the late 1990s, advances linking horizontal drilling techniques with hydraulic fracturing [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Clean Energy, Policy, Regulations, Solar|0 Comments