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PNAS, vol.111 no.17 pp.6237-6242, 29/04/2014
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|Resource title||Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development|
|Author(s)||Dana R. Caulton, Paul B. Shepson, Renee L. Santoro, Jed P. Sparks, Robert W. Howarth, Anthony R. Ingraffea, Maria O. L. Cambaliza, Colm Sweeney, Anna Karion, Kenneth J. Davis, Brian H. Stirm, Stephen A. Montzka, Ben R. Miller|
|Publication/ source||PNAS, vol.111 no.17 pp.6237-6242|
|Summary text/ abstract||We identified a significant regional flux of methane over a large area of shale gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania in the Marcellus formation and further identified several pads with high methane emissions. These shale gas pads were identified as in the drilling process, a preproduction stage not previously associated with high methane emissions. This work emphasizes the need for top-down identification and component level and event driven measurements of methane leaks to properly inventory the combined methane emissions of natural gas extraction and combustion to better define the impacts of our nation's increasing reliance on natural gas to meet our energy needs.|
|Library categories||Climate Change, Extr. Energy Climate|
|Added to Free Range Library||23/04/2014|
Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development [779.3 kilobytes]
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