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West Texas gas operators released tons of excess emissions during June heat wave

When sizzling temperatures in June affected the air pressure in pipelines in West Texas, companies in five counties vented millions of pounds of natural gas and other toxins into the air.

by Dylan Baddour, Inside Climate News, and Alejandra Martinez, The Texas Tribune
A sign warns passersby of oil and gas pipeline in the area south of San Antonio, TX known as the Eagle Ford Oil Patch.

“Extensive planning occurs”

Self-reported emission events 

High temperature affects gas compressors 

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