Flashing losses from crude oil and condensate storage are routinely vented to the atmosphere. By minimizing operating pressure of low-pressure separators, the amount of flashing losses can be reduced, resulting in increased profits at a minimal cost of implementation and an immediate payback. Companies can be report these methane reductions to the Environmental Protection Agency's Natural Gas STAR Program. Devon Energy realized savings of approximately $7000 per year after separator optimization at one of its oil and gas production facilities.

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