An overview of the flaring, venting, and natural gas fuel usage volumes during the production phase of a study set of 4489 tight gas wells in Alberta, Canada is presented. Reported natural gas fuel usage volumes were more evenly distributed among wells relative to the distributions of flaring or venting reports. Overall flaring volumes for set of wells during the production tend to be dominated by the contributions of infrequent, large volume flaring events. Comparison of the relative magnitudes of total reported flaring, venting, and fuel usage volumes for the study set of tight gas wells in Alberta, suggested that fuel usage, 413.2 million cu m in total, is a potentially much more important consideration that either flaring or venting during production. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 108th AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Raleigh, NC 6/22-25/2015).

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Conference 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015
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Johnson, M.R, & Tyner, D.R. (David R.). (2015). Analysis of reported flaring, venting, and natural gas fuel use volumes during the production phase of tight gas wells in Alberta. Presented at the 108th Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition - Connecting the Dots: Environmental Quality to Climate, ACE 2015.