ExxonMobil uses Carlsbad facility to mitigate oil and gas emissions

One of the world’s largest oil and gas companies hoped to validate its efforts to reduce emissions during the production of natural gas at a facility near Carlsbad.

ExxonMobil, through a partnership with a non-profit organization, would see gas produced at its Poker Lake facility in Eddy County evaluated for emission reduction policies.

The company hoped MiQ, a joint venture between the Rocky Mountain Institute and environmental consultant SYSTEMIQ, would certify its facility as producing natural gas that followed emission standards and would allow Exxon’s customers at Poker Lake, in-turn, meet their carbon goals.

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MiQ planned to grade methane release intensity, monitoring technology in use at the facility and efforts to reduce emissions in determining its certification of the facility.