Black carbon in the Arctic – Best available technologies for flaring

Gas flaring is a challenging energy and environmental problem facing the Arctic today. While flaring is known to produce significant amounts of greenhouse gases, the process also emits other pollutants including particulate matter (PM) in the form of black carbon (BC), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulphur oxides (SOx), among others.

On behalf of the Arctic Monitoring & Assessment Programme (AMAP), Carbon Limits has written a report providing an updated and complete overview of the existing options available to national administrations and businesses to tackle this important source of BC emissions in the Arctic. Intended users of this overview include oil & gas (O&G) field operators and owners, investors, and other decision-makers that could influence and/or benefit from the implementation of BATEA. Equally, this document could assist national administrators contemplating enhanced environmental legislation regarding reductions in BC emissions from flaring, as well as other stakeholders involved in, or affected by, O&G operations in the Arctic.


The report is available here.