Robert Howarth

Two major industry groups said today that EPA needs to lower its methane emissions estimates, which are 50% higher than indicated by a new survey of hydraulic fracturing emissions. The American Petroleum Institute and America’s Natural Gas Alliance released what they call the “most comprehensive study to date.”

The report entitled “Characterizing Pivotal Sources of Methane Emissions from Unconventional Natural Gas Production,” is a summary and analysis of survey results conducted by the URS Corporation and the LEVON Group. Keep reading →

Natural gas used for power generation emits about half as many greenhouse gases as coal during its production, distribution and use, environmental research organization Worldwatch Institute said.

The group’s report is the latest contribution to a burgeoning debate on the environmental advantages of natural gas. Keep reading →