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Background Paper on oilandgas activities at the Expert Group Meeting in Prague are summarized. Overall, this process has provided an opportunity to

Increasing attention to methaneemissions in the oilandgas sector risks undermining the case for

The magnitude of leaks fromoilandgas infrastructure remains disputed and insufficiently measured. Regional studies have found that up to 90 percent of emissions come

Put another way, the methane leakage fromoilandgas has the same warming effect over a 20-year time period as all America’s coal capacity in 2015. Natural gas has been vital to lowering power-sector carbon emissions. Are methane leaks reversing that progress? On this week's Energy Gang, we'll...

Methane is more than 80 times more warming than carbon dioxide over 20 years, and scientists are increasingly concerned that fugitiveemissionsfrom ageing oilandgas infrastructure could overwhelm other efforts to reduce climate pollution. McCarthy said the officials would be looking at...

Emissionsfrom smokestacks and tailpipes, however, do not tell the full story. The drilling and extraction of natural gas from wells and its transportation in pipelines results in the leakage of methane, primary component of natural gas that is 34 times stronger than CO2 at trapping heat over...

Methane, which is among the most powerful greenhouse gases, routinely leaks fromoilandgas wells, and energy companies have long said that the rules requiring them to test for emissions were costly and burdensome. The Environmental Protection Agency, perhaps as soon as this week...

Fugitiveemissions are the result of valves and meters that release, by design, small quantities of gas. But they can also come from faulty

Because fugitivemethaneemissionsfrom natural gas production are difficult to measure, the extreme range of estimates for the low and high scenarios illustrated by Table 1 highlight the uncertainty present in existing scientific assessments of fugitivemethaneemissions on public lands.

Methaneemissions in 2014 from Alberta’s oilandgas sector were 31.4

Emissions of methanefromoilandgas exploration, production and transportation facilities have become a big topic in the news recently.

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen senators are pressing the Obama administration to regulate methaneemissionsfromoilandgas production, arguing that addressing methane is a "key component" of curbing planet-warming emissions. "Ton for ton, methane causes at least 80 times more warming...

The majority of methaneemissionsfrom natural gas facilities come from gas compressors, pneumatic controls, and fugitive emissions or leakage.

Fugitivemethaneemissionsfrom natural gas production, transportation and distribution are the single largest U.S. source of short-term climate forcing gases. The EPA estimates that 2.3% of total natural gas production is lost to leakage, but this estimate, based on early 1990’s data, is sorely in...

Quantifying methane from landfills poses several challenges, the biggest of them being spatial and temporal variation of the emissions.

Whether fugitivemethaneemissions will rise with increased natural gas use may depend upon the rate that the industry replaces aging gas systems. The federal government has had an overriding interest in controlling methaneemissionsfromoiland natural gas systems stemming from...

The Obama administration on Thursday announced a set of much-anticipated — and first ever — steps to regulate oilandgas industry emissions of methane, a

Report sheds light on the causes of fugitivemethaneemissions, namely daily leakage from 35 per cent of inactive wells and 85 per cent of active gas

Canadians feeling the added pinch of paying carbon tax at the pumps may be shocked to learn the oilandgas industry is leaking an alarming amount of a potent greenhouse gas – methane. Scientists working with an environmental group have been using a special infrared camera to monitor so-called...

The revision meant that oilandgas drilling, rather than agriculture and livestock, became the largest single source of U.S. methaneemissions - further

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued the first-ever federal standards aimed at curbingmethaneemissionsfrom the oiland natural gas industry.

OilAndGasMethane Rules Could Help U.S. Meet New Climate Targets, Report Says.

Furthermore, the oilandgas industry is very large, diverse and complex making it difficult to ensure complete and accurate results.

Atmospheric methane concentrations continue to increase globally, despite a pledge in 2016 from the leaders of the United

The EPA’s proposed oilandgasmethane rule follows another rule announced last week regulating methaneemissionsfrom landfills across the U.S. In addition, the Clean Power Plan, finalized in early August, aims to slash carbon emissionsfrom existing coal-fired power plants 32 percent below 2005...

International Efforts to Control MethaneEmission. Curbingmethaneemission is, of course, a

Oiland natural gas producers, as well as refiners and chemical companies, often burn off, or "flare," unwanted gas, rather than capturing them, which can

The regulations on methane are one part of the Obama administration's strategy to curb greenhouse gases and combat climate change. The targets in Tuesday's proposal are in line with a January announcement by the Obama administration that it wanted to reduce oilandgas industry methane...

Methane, a primary component of natural gas, is the second-most abundant greenhouse gas in the United States emitted by human activities.

Certain states and companies have taken leadership roles in measuring and managing methaneemissions, but for a variety of reasons not all

The rules target new and modified oiland natural gas operations, but as Greenwire reports, they could eventually trigger regulation of methane leakage from the entire sector (subscription). The proposed rules call for oilandgas processing and transmission facilities to locate and repair methane leaks...

Natural gas (“gas”) is generally naturally extracted as a variable mixture of methane and other light hydrocarbons, CO2 and other contaminants. It is also produced as “associated” crude petroleum. It has a history as a commercial fuel starting about 500 BC in China, where gas seeping from the ground...

Methane from process emissions, vented sources and combustion sources (including flares) accounted for 5.5 percent of

The regulations on methane are one part of the Obama administration’s strategy to curb greenhouse gases and combat climate change. The targets in Tuesday’s proposal are in line with a January announcement by the Obama administration that it wanted to reduce oilandgas industry methane...

The magnitude of leaks fromoilandgas infrastructure remains disputed and insufficiently measured. Regional studies have found that up to 90 percent of emissions come

Clouds of gas billow upward, spewing methane gas into the atmosphere. This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will decide on

A shift to natural gas and away from other fossil fuels is increasingly plausible because advances in

Fugitiveemissions are accidental emissions of vapours or gases from pressurised apparatus, either due to faulty equipment, leakage or other unforeseen mishaps. It can also occur through evaporation, in such sources as storage tanks or wastewater treatment facilities.

Against this backdrop, on January 19, Governor Tom Wolf and the Department announced a strategy for reducing methaneemissionsfrom the industry.