GCGE Flare Solution Recognized in Hess Corp. Annual Report

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Gulf Coast Green Energy Flare Solution Recognized in Hess Corp. Annual Report

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016

Bay City, TexasGCGE’s flare reduction solution was successfully demonstrated on a Hess Corp. well pad in North Dakota in late 2015. The project was highlighted in the Hess Corp. Annual Report which was recently made public. GCGE CEO, Loy Sneary said that he is extremely proud of the successful pilot project because it not only puts gas to a beneficial use that would otherwise be flared to the atmosphere, but it also dramatically reduces emissions. “GCGE and ElectraTherm have a great solutions based Team which developed this solution. It has huge potential for the O&G industry as well as other industry’s which flares gas”, said Sneary. “We would not have been able to demonstrate the solution without Hess and the assistance of HARC and EFD.”

The report states: “To further help reduce (Hess) flaring emissions, the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program, Gulf Coast Green Energy and ElectraTherm partnered with Hess to test the ElectraTherm Power+ Generator™, a leading distributed waste-heat-to-power technology, at a Hess North Dakota well site. The pilot project captures the natural gas to generate electricity and reduces or eliminates onsite flaring. ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ captures the waste heat and provides clean methane utilization without capital-intensive gas cleanup. At the well site, natural gas that would otherwise be flared is instead used to fuel a low-emission industrial boiler. The boiler heats water to run the Power+ Generator™ and produces clean energy that is used for onsite processes, offsetting the cost of electricity from the grid. The pilot system operated with an estimated on-stream reliability of greater than 98 percent and showed average estimated reductions in carbon monoxide of 98 percent, nitrogen oxides of 48 percent and VOCs of 93 percent, compared to flaring.”

Hess-Sustainability-Report-2015Click here to view the full Hess Corporation 2015 Sustainability Report.

For More Information, Contact:
Loy Sneary, 979.24.3512 loy.gcge@gmail.com

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