Turn Off Ads?
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Per EPA: Methane gas leaks from improperly capped oil wells damaging environment

  1. #1
    Member Kingspoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    9,860

    Per EPA: Methane gas leaks from improperly capped oil wells damaging environment

    Their estimate is that the yearly damage is equal to one day's usage by the United States of crude oil, or 1/365th of the yearly damage done by the U.S. from crude oil usage.

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUKKBN23N1NL

    The group is among an array of regulators, activists and federal agencies now seeking out abandoned wells from the U.S. Northeast to California. The heightened interest in the climate threat posed by the wells started with a 2014 study by Princeton graduate student Mary Kang, who was the first to measure methane emissions from old drilling sites in Pennsylvania. She concluded in 2016 that abandoned wells represent 5% to 8% of total human-caused methane emissions in the state.
    “It’s not like they leak for one year, and then they stop,” said Kang, now a professor of civil engineering at McGill University in Montreal. “Some of these have been there maybe for 100 years. And they are going to be there for another 100 years.”
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."


  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Utilizing Catholic Moral Code
    Posts
    4,431

    Re: Per EPA: Methane gas leaks from improperly capped oil wells damaging environment

    Methane is much worse than CO2, so definitely need to get that under control.

  4. Likes:

    Rojo (06-18-2020),WrongVerb (06-17-2020)

  5. #3
    Member Kingspoint's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    All around
    Posts
    9,860

    Re: Per EPA: Methane gas leaks from improperly capped oil wells damaging environment

    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Methane is much worse than CO2, so definitely need to get that under control.
    Almost 4 million old wells? That's astonishing. An estimated 2 million improperly capped. And, then the details about New York State and the trouble of not even knowing where they are because of poor data and forests reclaiming the area, for example.
    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | cumberlandreds | Gallen5862 | Kinsm | Plus Plus | Powel Crosley | RedlegJake | The Operator