“The Leaks That Threaten the Clean Image of Natural Gas – U.S. energy companies are scrambling to reduce methane emissions-both unintended and deliberate-that equate to exhaust from 69 million cars a year and contribute to global warming.”

By Rebecca Elliott, Aug. 8, 2019


Energy companies are producing record volumes of natural gas, thanks in part to the U.S. fracking boom.  They have ambitious plans to make the cleaner burning fuel a big part of the global energy mix for decades to come by sending tankers of liquefied gas around the world.

But growing public concern over leaks and intentional releases of gas and its primary component, methane, threaten to derail the dominance of gas in the new energy world order.