Fort Worth City Councilman Jungus Jordan, who has started reviewing the city's air quality report, said the study by contractor Eastern Research Group has identified five compressor stations that have issues.
"There were five sites out of 388 tested that have some exhaust problems from compressor stations," said Jordan, who stressed that he was still making his way through the report. "We’re pretty confident that the best practices we’ve been preaching can address most, if not all, of the issues."
Best practices include vapor recovery systems, green completions - a process used to recover gas that would otherwise be vented into the air - and low-bleed pneumatic valves that regulate gas flow and pressure.
Jordan, who is also vice chairman of the North Texas Clean Air Steering Committee, which has made recommendations to the state regarding North Texas air quality, said one possibility could be requiring use of electricity to power compressor stations.
The highly anticipated report is scheduled to be released to the public later today.
"It looks like no health alarms are identified at first blush," Jordan said. "But it is a very comprehensive report and I'm still going through it with a fine-tooth comb."