TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Study to look at emissions from gas drilling

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 4:16 p.m.
 

A University of Texas study could answer questions about the extent of air pollution from natural gas drilling.

Researchers are studying several shale-gas fields, including the Marcellus, to measure methane emissions for a study to be finished in 2013.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and extensive leaks from well sites, processors or pipelines could offset environmental gains from using cleaner-burning natural gas. Early studies varied widely in estimating the extent of such leaks, making conclusions elusive.

Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil — which control some gas lands in Western Pennsylvania — are among nine drilling companies participating. The Environmental Defense Fund also is participating.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers rookie says Sam, his former roommate, has changed
  2. Steelers aim to create more turnovers this year with speedier defense
  3. Violent month ends with 2 gun deaths; Allegheny County on track for 100+ this year
  4. Rossi: Buying trust is a must for Pirates
  5. Search resumes for Tarentum Bridge jumper
  6. Steelers extend Suisham’s contract through 2018
  7. Pirates’ attempts to bolster roster at deadline a fruitless endeavor
  8. Turbine sites near properties in Fayette County threatened
  9. Steelers notebook: Shoulder pads get technological boost for Ravens game
  10. LaBar: Big week for future of WWE & TNA
  11. With Spaling locked up, Penguins turn attention to signing Sutter
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.