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Obama Administration announces goal to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production

The Obama Administration announced Wednesday a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.
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Methane cloud over New Mexico seen from space

Newly released data from NASA illustrates the scale of methane pollution from oil, gas and coal production in the United States.
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Studies reveal major sources of methane emissions from oil and gas sites

Two new studies have identified potentially significant sources of the greenhouse gas methane linked to the oil and gas industry.
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EPA presents draft rule on methane emissions for landfills

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented proposals for updating air standards for municipal solid waste landfills.
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Natural gas wells contribute significantly to methane emissions, study finds

A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
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Colorado to implement first methane emission regulation

The state of Colorado will be the first to introduce regulation on methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations, after lawmakers approved proposals for strict control over smog.
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Oil & gas industry missing opportunities to cut methane emissions, consulting firm says

ICF International estimates that methane emissions in the industry could be reduced by up to 40% for a total cost of less than a penny per thousand cubic feet.
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Palm oil production contributes to climate change, study claims

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder believe that wastewater produced during the processing of palm oil is a source of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
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US methane emissions exceed EPA estimates by 50%, study finds

The study revealed that much of the excess gas comes from livestock, from refining operations and from leaks from oil and gas drilling wells.
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