Montrose Environmental Group Acquires Target Emission Services and Expands into International Markets

IRVINE, CA (May 10, 2019) – Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. (“Montrose”), a high-growth environmental services company, and Target Emission Services, Inc. (“TARGET”), a market leader in fugitive emission detection in the US and Canada, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Montrose will acquire TARGET. Terms of the transaction were not [...]

May 10th, 2019|General|

Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Lawrenceville considers the state’s response to climate change

State Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearings are generally dry affairs about policy proposals, but not Tuesday morning. At the Teamster Temple in Lawrenceville, two Washington County residents provided tearful testimony about devastating health and property problems they blamed on unregulated and uncontrolled emissions of methane gas from dozens of wells near their homes and a [...]

April 29th, 2019|General|

Methane Hearing Draws Concern Over PA Rules

STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA — While Pennsylvania officials weigh how to regulate emissions from natural gas well sites, a panel of state senators on Tuesday (April 23, 2019) heard how leak detection technology is advancing and creating more jobs. Several members of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee met in Pittsburgh for a hearing on methane, the main [...]

April 29th, 2019|General|

Optical Gas Imaging Vs. Method 21 for Detecting Hydrocarbon Emissions

Often with Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) surveys, companies are stuck using traditional strategies that aren’t very efficient. In fact, despite recent technological advancements, many businesses seem reluctant to ‘take the plunge' and embrace newer methods that would help them detect fugitive emissions in their operations. The Fugitive Emissions Journal published the following where Terence [...]

April 11th, 2019|General|

TARGET will be at the 2019 ISA Conference in Calgary…drop by our booth!

Terence Trefiak will also be presenting a paper on the topic of "Analysis of the Effectiveness of LDAR Programs". As we move towards the new requirements for fugitive emissions management in Alberta, this is an opportunity to learn from our experience in the US of surveys at 495 separate facilities: - How many and what [...]

April 8th, 2019|General|

AER Releases Manual 16 – How to Develop a Fugitive Emissions Management Program

In December 2018, as well as releasing a new edition of Directive 060, the AER also released Manual 16 which is a guide for industry on how to develop fugitive emissions management programs (FEMPs) that comply with Directive 060. Manual 16 covers best practices and technology in some detail, but there is a significant emphasis on [...]

January 3rd, 2019|General|

New methane reduction requirements released in Alberta with the update of Directive 060 and Directive 017

The AER was tasked with developing requirements to reduce methane emissions from upstream oil and gas operations by 45 per cent relative to 2014 levels by 2025 as part of the Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan , and as a result have released new requirements within Directive 060 and Directive 017. Emissions from fugitive sources are [...]

December 14th, 2018|General|

EPA Proposes Amendments to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed targeted improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry that streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers. Read this release here -

September 11th, 2018|General|

New York Times news release Sept. 10, 2018 – Trump administration looks to roll back leak detection regulations

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, which is among the most powerful greenhouse gases, routinely leaks from oil and gas wells, and energy companies have [...]

September 11th, 2018|General|

Move over Method-21, OGI cameras poised to improve LDAR

With new optical gas imaging (OGI) technology, in lieu of the Environmental Protection Agency’s old Method-21 “sniffing” for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), that approach not only is practical, it’s preferred, said Brandon Mogan, president of Tora Consulting, which provides environmental and engineering business advisory services. Mogan delivered his message to terminal owners and operators [...]

September 3rd, 2018|General|