Permian Basin oil and gas operator works to cut emissions in Lea County

A Permian Basin oil and gas producer based in southeast New Mexico sought to curb its environmental impact by partnering with monitoring company to certify a facility as having reached emission reduction targets.

Project Canary signed on to certify a facility owned by Chisholm Energy in Lea County by using laser-based emissions monitoring technology to track emissions as the company aims to reduce air pollution from the facility.

Facilities owned by Chisholm were planned to be outfitted with monitoring technology by the end of the year, with certifications being completed by the first quarter of next year.

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Las month ExxonMobil began similar efforts at its Poker Lake facility near Carlsbad through a partnership with MiQ.