November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11

In The News

Green Completions For Shale Gas Come To Fore As Methane Emissions Reduction Tool

“Green completions.” That appears to be a new watchword growing out of the shale gas boom. The issue of green completions came up Oct. 4 when members of President Obama’s shale gas subcommittee went before the Senate Energy Committee. Kathleen McGinty, a member of the DOE shale gas subcommittee, raised the issue of green completions as an example of a possible solution to objectionable methane emissions. McGinty is Senior Vice President of Weston Solutions and chaired the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Clinton. In green completions, gas and hydrocarbon liquids are physically separated from other fluids and delivered directly int

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