West Texas gas operators released tons of excess emissions during June heat wave

When sizzling temperatures in June affected the air pressure in pipelines in West Texas, companies in five counties vented millions of pounds of natural gas and other toxins into the air.

By Dylan Baddour, Inside Climate News, and Alejandra Martinez, The Texas TribuneJuly 20, 2023 10:15 am,

From The Texas Tribune:

‘Extensive planning occurs’

Self-reported emission events

High temperature affects gas compressors

Clarification, July 21, 2023 at 10:17 a.m.: A previous version of this story said that companies that lose natural gas due to emissions events can still charge consumers for the lost gas. That portion of the story has been removed because those rules don’t apply to Targa, which does not sell natural gas for public consumption.