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Assessment of methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas supply chain

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2018
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news
134 news outlets
blogs
15 blogs
policy
1 policy source
twitter
703 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
2 Redditors

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Title
Assessment of methane emissions from the U.S. oil and gas supply chain
Published in
Science, June 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aar7204
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Authors

Ramón A. Alvarez, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, David R. Lyon, David T. Allen, Zachary R. Barkley, Adam R. Brandt, Kenneth J. Davis, Scott C. Herndon, Daniel J. Jacob, Anna Karion, Eric A. Kort, Brian K. Lamb, Thomas Lauvaux, Joannes D. Maasakkers, Anthony J. Marchese, Mark Omara, Stephen W. Pacala, Jeff Peischl, Allen L. Robinson, Paul B. Shepson, Colm Sweeney, Amy Townsend-Small, Steven C. Wofsy, Steven P. Hamburg

Abstract

Methane emissions from the U.S. oil and natural gas supply chain were estimated using ground-based, facility-scale measurements and validated with aircraft observations in areas accounting for ~30% of U.S. gas production. When scaled up nationally, our facility-based estimate of 2015 supply chain emissions is 13 ± 2 Tg/y, equivalent to 2.3% of gross U.S. gas production. This value is ~60% higher than the U.S. EPA inventory estimate, likely because existing inventory methods miss emissions released during abnormal operating conditions. Methane emissions of this magnitude, per unit of natural gas consumed, produce radiative forcing over a 20-year time horizon comparable to the CO2 from natural gas combustion. Significant emission reductions are feasible through rapid detection of the root causes of high emissions and deployment of less failure-prone systems.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 26%
Student > Master 16 17%
Researcher 15 16%
Professor 8 9%
Unspecified 8 9%
Other 21 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 17 18%
Environmental Science 17 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 16%
Unspecified 14 15%
Chemistry 4 4%
Other 25 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1713. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 October 2018.
All research outputs
#797
of 11,918,982 outputs
Outputs from Science
#52
of 53,595 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50
of 251,549 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#6
of 842 outputs
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