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Large methane leaks ‘increased dramatically by 32%’ in first eight months of 2020

The overall volume of methane leaked from large leaks around the world has increased by approximately 32% in the first eight months of 2020. That’s according to a new report by the data analytics firm …

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Energy sector’s methane leaks rise despite green plans: Kayrros

Satellite images show the number of large methane leaks from the oil and gas industry rose by nearly a third in the first eight months of this year to over 5,000, despite the sector’s pledges to …

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Why Big Oil Cares So Much About Reducing Methane Gas Leaks

What we’ve seen, especially with some of the larger companies like Exxon and Shell taking action voluntarily, but they publicly agree that methane should be regulated. It’s one of those instances …

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Oil and gas companies track methane leaks on the ground, in the air and from space

U.S. oil and gas companies are investing millions of dollars into technology aimed at curtailing the methane that escapes into the atmosphere even as the Trump administration rolls back regulations …

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Trump administration to scrap limits on methane leaks at oil and gas sites

The Trump administration has rescinded regulations designed to limit the emissions of methane from oil and gas operations.

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EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil, gas industry

President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing …

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Oil and gas industry touts voluntary emissions reductions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas

The oil and gas industry is touting voluntary efforts of companies to cut emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon, as it tries to make the case against regulations.

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INSIGHT-Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks

The findings don’t let farming off the hook – it’s still responsible for a quarter of the methane in the atmosphere – but they suggest mud volcanoes and natural oil and gas seepages have been taking …

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Satellites reveal major new gas industry methane leaks

European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe. Energy consultancy …

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Special Report: Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace

Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short …

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