TV News LIES

Wednesday, Nov 30th

Last update04:56:35 AM GMT

You are here News Energy Research shows oil field flaring emits nearly five times more methane than expected

Research shows oil field flaring emits nearly five times more methane than expected

E-mail Print PDF
A new report says oil and gas emits five times more methan than expected

Flares, or fires lit at oil and gas wells to burn off excess gas that cannot be transported and sold, are a common sight at oil fields around the world. Some are even visible from space.

But a new study published in the journal Science Thursday found that the process is not eliminating nearly as much methane, a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide, as assumed.

"Our findings indicate that flaring is responsible for five times more methane entering the atmosphere than we previously thought," says Genevieve Plant, lead author and assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US to announce release of 15M barrels of oil from strategic reserve

US will release 15M barrels of oil The U.S. will release 15 million barrels of oil from its strategic reserve, Biden administration officials...

Russian gas pipeline leaks caused by blast the size of earthquake

Gas pipeline leaks caused by explosion Explosions rattled the Baltic Sea before unusual leaks were discovered on two natural gas pipelines running...

Seismologists suspect explosions damaged undersea pipelines that carry Russian gas

Nord Stream pipeline leaks were caused by explosions Two undersea leaks that began in the Russian-owned Nord Stream gas pipelines on Monday were likely...

Criticism intensifies after big oil admits ‘gaslighting’ public over green aims

Big oil gaslights public Criticism in the US of the oil industry’s obfuscation over the climate crisis is intensifying after...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!