natural gas flaring

Mitigate Gas Flaring

Associated gas, or gas produced along with oil, is sometimes flared and is a major worldwide emissions source. This usually occurs as the result of a lack of economic options to gather, process and transport these excess gases.

Flaring of gas produces CO2, NOx, black carbon, and other pollutants.   Improperly operated flares can also vent substantial amounts of methane, a strong greenhouse gas.   An estimated 66% of the black carbon emissions in the Arctic is a result of flaring.

In addition to flaring being a major environmental issue, flaring wastes a valuable energy resource.   The WorldBank estimates that approximately 5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas is flared every year, causing about 300 million tons of CO2 to be emitted into the atmosphere causing the same climate impact as 77 million cars per year.

Greyrock Flare-to-Fuels systems were designed to capture this excess gas opportunity and to serve as a solution to this emissions problem. By turning this excess gas into premium fuel, Greyrock systems decrease flaring and associated emissions while simultaneously creating a premium fuel product.