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Extensive gas leaks in the North Sea: Abandoned wells

At abandoned oil and gas wells in the North Sea, considerable quantities of the potent greenhouse gas methane escape uncontrolled into the water. These leaks account for the dominant part of the total …

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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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Millions of abandoned oil wells in the U.S. are leaking methane

Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. A year later, Kentucky’s Division of Oil and Gas declared the wel …

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A tenth of active and abandoned oil and gas wells in northeastern B.C. are leaking

We found that almost 11 per cent of all oil and gas wells had a reported leak, together releasing 14,000 cubic metres of methane per day. This is more than double the leakage rate of 4.6 per cent in …

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Regina startup using artificial intelligence to detect leaks at oil wells

A Regina-based tech startup says it’s the first company to use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect leaks at oil wells and pump jacks. In the past, oil and gas companies have used staff to drive to …

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The Energy 202: Trump officials want to cut some oil and gas wells a break on royalty payments in the Gulf

The stretch of shallow water near the Gulf shore was historically rich in oil … Fiona Hill said she heard Putin express concern about American fracking: During former White House adviser Fiona …

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Trump’s EPA to propose retreat on methane rules for oil wells

The Trump administration is moving to roll back Obama-era rules intended to reduce leaks of climate-changing methane from oil and gas facilities. The Environmental Protection Agency formally released …

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New Study Calls For Monitoring Old Oil & Gas Wells For Air Emissions

A new study on the hazardous gas emissions from the calamitous 2015 blowout of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, near Porter Ranch, CA, has found that apart from methane, a group of other hazardous pollutants escaped into the air, affecting many residents in the area. The study calls for air monitoring at underground gas storage facilities nationwide, potentially affecting thousands of sites around the country

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Iran closes oil wells in flood-hit Khuzestan province, output drops

“There are no oil leaks at the Hoor al-Azim wetland area. We have closed 10 to 12 oil wells there as a precautionary measure to prevent any environmental damages,” Mehr quoted Touraj Dehghani, the …

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What’s Up With Water – Mexico, approved exploratory fracking wells in pursuit of energy independence.

This production facility on the Gulf Coast would depend on fracking for its raw materials. Mexico needs investment and infrastructure to support hydraulic fracturing, but a great challenge, and an eve…

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