Quantifying methane emissions from natural gas production in north-eastern Pennsylvania

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Title: Quantifying methane emissions from natural gas production in north-eastern Pennsylvania

Author: Barkley, Lauvaux, Davis, Deng et al.

Publisher: Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union.

Date: November 2017

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Summary:

Using the model optimization approach, the weighted mean emission rate from unconventional natural gas production and gathering facilities in northeastern Pennsylvania approach is found to be 0.36% of total gas production, with a 2 confidence interval between 0.27 and 0.45% of production. Similarly, the mean emission estimates using the aircraft mass balance approach are calculated to be 0.40% of regional natural gas production, with a 2 confidence interval between 0.08 and 0.72% of production.

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