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ANGA-API Study Shows Methane Emissions 53% Below EPA Estimates

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October 25, 2012

An updated survey by URS prepared for America’s Natural Gas Alliance and the American Petroleum Institute has found further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas production.The survey is an updated version of data first released in June. It shows that venting of methane into the atmosphere during liquids unloading is 93% lower than Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates and that methane emissions from well re-fracturing are 72% lower. Taken as a whole, methane emissions from natural gas production are at least 53% below EPA’s estimates. This is the ...

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