methane gas level News

  • Global methane levels on the rise again

    After eight years of near-zero growth in atmospheric methane concentrations, levels have again started to rise. 'This is not good news for future global warming,' says CSIRO's Dr Paul Fraser, who co-authored a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysccical Union. 'Over recent years, the growth of important greenhouse gases, namely methane and the ...

  • Measuring methane

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Lowering methane emissions by 40–45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

    You can read the entire press release here. However, here are some of the major take-a-ways U.S. oil production is at the highest level in nearly 30 years, and the U.S. is also now the largest natural gas producer in the world.  The reason for all the attention ...

  • Record greenhouse gas levels: see for yourself

    For the first time, greenhouse gas data are accessed easily on a new CSIRO website. The site shows the levels of greenhouse gases measured in the Southern Hemisphere atmosphere for the past 35 years. Observed greenhouse gas concentrations – as measured by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology at Cape Grim, Tasmania – can be easily explored by members of the public. ...

  • US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. The move was not unexpected - officials set the same goal in a preliminary blueprint in ...


    By Associated Press

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Announces New Methane Gas Capture Program for Landfills

    Before landfill regulations were implemented, there was no way for various levels of government to monitor waste disposal. Individuals and companies were dumping waste in non-designated areas with total disregard for safety or the environment. To add to the problem, the locations that were selected for dumping waste were landfills far from the boundaries of their own communities in order to ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Using an Infrared Sensor (IR Sensor) for Reliable Methane Gas Monitoring

    This article explains why an infrared sensor (IR sensor) is the preferred option for methane detection, as methane detectors are essential for monitoring safety and efficiency in a wide range of applications. Gas detectors that ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Record Greenhouse Gas Levels Impact Atmosphere and Oceans

    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide. This is according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, which injected even greater urgency into the need for concerted international action ...

  • Greenhouse Gases Reach Record Levels / WMO Highlights Concerns about Global Warming and Methane

    NEW YORK - The main greenhouse gases have reached their highest levels recorded since pre-industrial times, according to the World Meteorological Organization's 2009 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The report also highlights concerns that global warming may lead to even greater emissions of methane from Arctic areas. According to the Bulletin, total radiative forcing of all ...

  • Study on Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Systems Indicates New Priorities

    A new study published in the journal Science says that the total impact of switching to natural gas depends heavily on leakage of methane (CH4) during the natural gas life cycle, and suggests that more can be done to reduce methane emissions and to improve measurement tools which help inform policy choices. Published in the February 14 issue of Science, the study, ...

  • USGS Finds Elevated Levels of Arsenic, Radon, Methane in Some Private Wells in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

    Tests of 75 private drinking water wells in Lycoming County, in north-central Pennsylvania, found water from most of the sampled wells contained concentrations of radon that exceeded a proposed, nonbinding health standard for drinking water. Smaller percentages of the wells contained concentrations of arsenic or methane that exceed existing drinking water standards. The US Geological ...

  • New source of ocean methane discovered

    Scientists searching for an explanation for high levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane in the oceans have discovered a new means of production, which could explain the source of previously unaccounted for methane. The discovery has great significance for understanding the ocean's role in global warming. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that has contributed approximately 20 per cent to the ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • European consortium to combat methane emissions

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a European consortium to develop and test new methane measurement instruments for shale gas extraction, municipal waste water treatment plants and gas distribution. The consortium includes Cuadrilla Resources, Veolia Environnement and National Grid. Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation ...

  • EPA Can Quickly Cut Dangerous Methane Pollution from Oil and Gas Industry in Half

    A new report from leading climate advocates today (Nov 21, 2014) shows how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can cut climate warming methane pollution in half, while dramatically reducing harmful, wasteful air pollution from the oil and gas industry at the same time, by issuing federal standards for methane pollution based on available, low-cost technologies and practices. The oil ...

  • EPA Proposes New Commonsense Measures to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

    Continuing the Obama Administration’s commitment to take action on climate change and protect public health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing commonsense proposed standards today that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the oil and natural gas industry. The proposal is a part of the Administration’s ...

  • Poland Looks to Join Methane Partnership

    The Republic of Poland officially has requested to become a member of the international Methane to Markets Partnership. Poland would join the ...

  • Studies find methane in Pennsylvania drinking water

    New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it's hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling. The findings represent a middle ground between critics of the drilling ...


    By Associated Press

  • Methane Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses methane and potential exposure risks to the gas.  “We are all exposed to low levels of methane in the air we breathe, but some people and some workers in certain occupations could be exposed to elevated levels ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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