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Fugitive Methane Caught in the Act of Raising GHG

Forbes -- It turns out that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are much higher from using natural gas to produce electricity than from using coal. So much for the myth that replacing coal with gas will help stave off global warming.

The culprit of these GHG emissions is fugitive emissions of methane. Since methane is a far more potent GHG than CO2, this is bad. Fugitive losses include loss of methane from the well-head during flow-back return of the fluids, during drill-out following fracturing and during well-venting, plus losses from equipment leaks, losses during transport, storage, and distribution, processing losses and losses during liquid unloading. (Is methane coming out of your faucet fugitive?)


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Submitted Jul 16, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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unclemattie
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 8:27:27 AM

Will the Administration's Green Czar read this? Prob not
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No dirty coal, No methane!
Reasonably priced Renewable energy from Solar, Wind, Hydro, Thermal, Tidal and/or Nuclear. Become atmosphere friendly and use the energy from the sun in more ways than one.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 4:42:22 AM

Not a good thing...
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2012 12:23:27 AM

I think the only thing wrong with coal is that it's not efficient enough for Obama at destroying what's left of the economy.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 11:19:21 PM

I find that very hard to believe
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C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:27:14 PM

Isn't the Methane that comes out of a cows butt supposed to destroy the Earth?
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:06:37 PM

Old news article.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 10:03:37 PM

Old News
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:59:19 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:57:35 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:56:36 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:49:11 PM

hmm
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:47:57 PM

It costs money and time to capture it. Most refuse to pay it unless regulators force them to.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:47:32 PM

no win
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:45:46 PM

Everyone is entitled to their opinions.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:45:05 PM

This article is highly exaggerated. Methane is the higher percent of the natural gas stream. Gas that is vented during clean up is normally burned and at any rate is normally for a very short period of time. Responsible oil operators loose very little gas through leakage and during processing and transportation. After all, you cannot sell what is vented to the atmosphere. This is a poorly researched article and written by someone who doesn't know jack about natural gas production.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:44:33 PM


Exactly Buddy2264!

This is an Opinion Piece again. Das is Verboten under GB Guidelines!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:44:26 PM

We've known about methane pollution since George Carlin had a full head of hair!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:43:47 PM

If we could only find a way to harness the Hot air in washington we would not need oil or gas.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:43:21 PM

Don't they have the technology to capture it.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:43:18 PM

first time ?
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:38:53 PM

I am sure they can find a way to capture the methane and use it and maybe even burn it to generate electricity.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:38:46 PM

Fugitive
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:35:56 PM

Methane capture would result in salable product.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:34:24 PM

So tired of the morons at the EPA and the hoax believers.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:31:51 PM

Burn the methane!!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:31:36 PM

Where the h*** are the rocket scientists?????
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:28:55 PM

sickening that people think the world would be better off without humans
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:27:58 PM

Total BS!!! With research like this, mankind just breathing will mean the END OF THE WORLD!!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:27:51 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:27:24 PM

Quoted from OWG

"Global warming is not a myth to those who are willing to open their eyes and yes, a high percentage but not all is made made!"

So just How exactly did we come out of the first Ice Age??? Oh right, it was those non-existent SUV's and Coal Fired Power Plants that saved the planet from the deep freeze! Thank God in Heaven for the saving grace of the first SUV's and Coal fired power plants, but now damn them all to Hell forever! Wait a minute, I am sure OWG is way too intelligent to believe in God.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:26:10 PM

They should try and tap this gas and use it somewhere.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:25:20 PM

and didn't the administration just make it almost impossible to use coakl--killing off thousands of jobs in hard hit areas
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:23:15 PM

No matter what something is going to cause something. It's cause and effect and it is going to happen no matter what,someone is going to say this is the problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:22:49 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:22:17 PM

Methane is a fuel. Methane capture would result in a salable product.. Why not use it as one as well?
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This is all too convenient. And why did this only come out now? This is probably the same bunch of "Man-caused Global Warming" idiots who think the earth would be much better off if man were to be wiped off the face of the planet. I don't buy it.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:19:58 PM

Oops!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:18:50 PM

Did the coal indusrty publish this?
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:14:28 PM

Go Coal. A lot cheaper.
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We'll go broke if we act on everything environmentalist want us to do.
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Global Warming is caused by that big hot thing in the sky. Smog, now that's a different story.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 9:06:08 PM

NO!
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Studies are just like statistics, it's all about what the author wants to sell.
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Dah!
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No frackin way
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another example of unreliable "studies" and "reports"...
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Go figure.
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Every act said to help stave off global warning is mythological. Global warming is natural, cyclical and unstoppable, puny humans.
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