Leaks in the natural gas system releasing potent greenhouse gas

The vast network of natural gas wells, pipes and processing facilities across the U.S. and Canada is “leaky” and needs a fix, according to a new study. Government authorities are  underestimating how much methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is escaping into the atmosphere from the natural gas system, says the report, entitled Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems, that was released Thursday by journal Science.
 

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