White House Targets Methane
March 31, 2014 | The White House
As a greenhouse gas, methane can trap about 20 times more heat than carbon dioxide. The White House announced a climate action plan to reduce methane emissions by targeting emissions from the oil and gas, waste disposal, coal mining, farming and other methane producing industries.
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The Methane Hydrate Gas Boom?
April 2, 2013 | NPR
Methane hydrate is the world's largest natural gas resource. Japanese engineers recently became the first to produce methane hydrate from a well in the floor of the Pacific Ocean. NPR asks if this could become another natural gas boom?
Related: What is Methane Hydrate?
Methane Leaks and the Natural Gas Climate Advantage?
July 8, 2013 | The Seattle Times
Some researchers believe that the loss of methane during drilling operations and from collection / proccessing / transmission systems could offset climate advantages obtained from burning natural gas. They point to the fact that methane is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.