From the Executive Summary: "This report identifies technology research and development (R&D) that could lead to substantial reductions in natural gas flaring and venting during oil and gas production from shale and tight formations. Industry, regulators, and the public agree that there is value in applying new technologies and practices for capturing wasted resources and minimizing harmful emissions. Flaring and venting activities represent identifiable point sources of greenhouse gas emissions, specifically carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), that contribute to climate change. Methane is of specific concern because of its greater global warming potential than carbon dioxide. The R&D focus of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is to accelerate the development of modular natural gas conversion technologies that will provide additional options for converting gas that would otherwise be flared or vented into value-added products; reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the field."
Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/