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Webinar: Opportunities and Challenges to Eliminating Routine Flaring by 2025

Natural gas flaring has become a major concern as oil production has surged over the past several years in the Permian basin. Some operators are now seeking to significantly reduce flaring as quickly as possible. Recognizing best-in-class industry practices to address operational challenges and identifying areas where regulation can improve the status quo are important for meeting such a goal. Moreover, eliminating routine flaring can improve the financial performance of oil companies while reducing their environmental impact. This is crucial for a sector that is growing increasingly cognizant of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investor guidance.

This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Energy Studies and the Environmental Defense Fund. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerEnergy.

For more information, please see the PowerPoint slides.


3:00 p.m. — Presentation
3:30 p.m. — Q&A

Featured Speakers

Colin Leyden
Director, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs, Environmental Defense Fund

Jennifer Stewart
Carbon Management Strategy and Policy Lead, Gaffney, Cline & Associates 

Jeff Gustavson
Vice President, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Mid-Continent Business Unit 

David Maccarrone
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Asset Management


Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D.
James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies 


An Environmental Defense Fund report on flaring referenced during the webinar is not necessarily endorsed by the Center for Energy Studies or the Baker Institute for Public Policy. 



Wed, June 10, 2020
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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