How Bad Are Oil and Gas Methane Leaks?

By [email protected] For the last decade, researchers have become increasingly alarmed about methane emissions from fracking operations.

A recent Wall Street Journal analysis found yearly methane emissions are equivalent to putting 69 million cars on the road. Some estimates are higher. The United Nations says yearly methane leaks may amount to adding nearly 100 million cars.

It’s not just scientists who are alarmed. As activist investors put more pressure on oil and gas drillers to deal with leaks, producers are now admitting there’s a problem. Meanwhile, they’re also touting “sustainably fracked” gas that comes from sources with fewer methane emissions.

But what will happen to

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