CRC Successfully Cuts Methane Emissions by 60%, Surpassing State and Company Sustainability Goals
On January 1, 2017, California law established a statewide goal of reducing methane emissions by 40% from a 2013 baseline by 2030 under Senate Bill 1383. To demonstrate alignment with and advance the State’s goal, CRC established an even more aggressive 2030 Methane Sustainability Goal – to reduce methane emissions from our operations by 50% from the 2013 baseline. Based on the results of CRC’s emission reports for 2018, which have been verified by an independent third party, CRC has already surpassed this goal, achieving a 60% reduction in methane emissions.
CRC achieved both state and company methane goals rapidly over only a five-year period through targeted investments to capture field gas for sale and beneficial use that otherwise would likely have been flared. These investments included installing equipment to generate a compressed natural gas product, construction of a sales gas pipeline to a utility, expanding our inspection program to control fugitive emissions and replacing gas-operated pneumatic valves with solar-powered, compressed air valves. CRC’s dedicated team of engineers, operators and environmental scientists is focused on sustaining these methane emission reductions over the long term to ensure that our local production supports the energy needs of Californians and continues to surpass the State’s and CRC’s 2030 Methane Goals.
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