In the last year, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has maintained a commitment to the use of the gases it emits in its fields, in order to take advantage are emissions to boost their income.
In a conference with investors, Pemex indicated that in the second quarter of 2023, emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent were located at 14.5 million tons, 17.6 percent less compared to the same period in 2022.
This is, mainly, the implementation of infrastructure projects focused on increasing the management and use of associated gas in exploration processes and production and the commissioning of compressors in complex gas processors.
Regarding emissions of sulfur oxides, At the end of the second quarter of 2023, they stood at 294 thousand tons5.5 percent higher compared to the same period a year earlier.
“The above is explained by the increase in the greater gas processed by the Cactus and Nuevo Pemex complexes, the failures in equipment and flow at the sulfur recovery plants of Pemex Transformación Industrial (TRI) and the need to increase the shipment of produced gas. in Exploration and Production to treatment,” the firm stated.
Among the actions that Pemex highlighted are initiatives to reduce emissions into the atmosphere and adapt to climate change Emissions Trading System.
Work centers participating in the test program carried out verifications of gas emissions inventories greenhouse gas emissions corresponding to its 2022 activities.
Regarding the use of gas, Pemex revealed that the implementation of projects continues that increase the management and use of gas at Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP).
"With the execution of these initiatives, the use of gas in the second quarter of 2023 reached 95.6 percent and Pemex's greenhouse gas emissions were 17.6 percent lower compared to the April-June period of last year," he highlighted.
He also indicated that progress is being made in strengthening to comply with methane provisions through the implementation of prevention and control programs by source of methane emissions in PEP and Pemex Logistics.
In this regard, the Mexican Observatory of Methane Emissions (OBMEM) pointed out that these gases contribute to climate change, and of the total emissions of this gas 43 percent comes from the oil and gas industryHowever, only 7 percent of hydrocarbon extraction companies presented a Program for the Prevention and Comprehensive Control of Methane Emissions (PPCIEM).
The observatory points out that Mexico has regulations to control and prevent methane emissions, specifically from the oil and gas sector. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) and the Security, Energy and Environment Agency (ASEA) have provisions in this regard.