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Citation Label: GEN309
Publication Name: Methane Leaks from North American Natural Gas Systems
Publication Type: Journal
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Author Name: A.R. Brandt
Other Authors: G. A. Heath, E. A. Kort, F. O’Sullivan, G. Pétron, and 11 Other Authors
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Publication Year: 2014
Publication No.: Science
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Annotation: Natural gas is good bridge fuel to help us get from relying on fossil fuels to a decarbonized energy system. It releases less carbon emissions than other fossil fuels, relaxing some of the carbon stress on our atmosphere. This reduces the greenhouse effect. However, methane, another carbon emission has a much more substantial greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide, and this study indicates that methane is being leaked from new unconventional natural gas development. This could potentially undo any benefit received from using natural gas as opposed to fossil fuels and therefore, we must find a better way to contain this leaking methane.
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