Topic: Methane emissions

New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

Dec. 9, 2014

Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.

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Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production

Sept. 16, 2013

A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reports on extensive measurements of methane emissions including the first measurements for methane emissions taken directly at the well pad during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells. A team of researchers from UT Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research completed measurements at 190 natural gas production sites across the United States. The study was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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EPA Appoints David Allen to Lead Science Advisory Board

Oct. 29, 2012

David Allen, an engineer and internationally recognized expert in air quality at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named chair of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a two-year term. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Allen's appointment Oct. 15. Jackson said his expertise in environmental engineering is a great asset to the board.

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University of Texas at Austin Study Measures Methane Emissions Released from Natural Gas Production

Oct. 10, 2012

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist.

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