UT Scientists Measure Methane Emissions From Fracking

After nearly two years measuring methane emissions from more than 100 natural gas hydraulic fracturing sites across the country, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and several other institutions published their findings on Monday. While the total amount of methane emissions they found was similar to older federal estimates, key differences in the amount of emissions linked to certain drilling practices and equipment could have broader implications for federal regulatory policy and oil and gas companies' own activities. 

The findings are meaningful because the study is one of the most comprehensive looks yet at the amount of methane emissions ...

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