Methane Leaks from 3 Large Gas Fields in Line with EPA Estimates: Study

Quantifying Atmospheric Methane Emissions from the Haynesville, Fayetteville, and Northeastern Marcellus Shale Gas Production Regions
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (Feb. 18, 2015; DOI: 10.1002/2014JD022697) / by J. Peischl, et al.

[Green Car Congress] Tens of thousands of pounds of methane leak per hour from equipment in three major natural gas basins that span Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, according to airborne measurements, but the overall leak rate from those basins is only about 1% of gas production there——lower than leak rates measured in other gas fields, and in line with EPA estimates…

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