Oil and gas companies emit more climate-warming methane than EPA reports

According to a new study recently published in Nature, the oil and gas industry may be emitting about three-times the amount of methane than government estimates show. Methane is among the greenhouse gasses heating the planet, and is far more potent than carbon dioxide. Researchers, from Stanford University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and other organizations, estimate an average of 2.95% of gas the industry produces leaks into the air as methane--nearly three times EPA estimates. Read more in this article: https://www.npr.org/2024/03/13/1237962030/climate-emissions-methane by Jeff Brady for National Public Radio’s Climate Report.