Regulatory Update: September 2019

Emerald has accomplished another milestone as part of its goal to farm renewable energy from existing shallow gas wells completed in coals.

Regulatory approval was granted in late September 2019 for Emerald to enhance 6 shallow gas wells to generate renewable energy in the form of renewable natural gas (RNG).

As of November 3, 2019, Emerald has completed the 6 well enhancements, and Emerald is monitoring all wells in the area for pressure and methane generation. Emerald is also regularly obtaining and analyzing water samples from the 6 enhanced wells.

Emerald anticipates a monitoring period from 3 to 6 months to evaluate this enhancement procedure. To Emerald’s knowledge, this is the first field test to occur of this type of downhole enhancement procedure in a wellbore.