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  • Gas production from methane hydrate layers confirmed

    A Japanese state-owned enterprise has confirmed the production of methane gas from offshore methane hydrate deposits. The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), an enterprise created in 2004 to fund exploration activities for petroleum and natural gas, confirmed last week that methane gas was produced from a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


    By Geotech

  • PRODUCT RELEASE for the MPA-200 Methane Potential Analyzer

    Challenge Technology, an American-based company, has developed the Methane Potential Analyzer (MPA-200), to provide for the measurement of biogas in anaerobic reaction in laboratory testing. The patented FlowCell technology, used with this system, has been the choice of academic and industry researchers for the past 20 years. The MPA-200 will allow the user to monitor and analyze the production ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Methane From Dams: Greenhouse Gas to Power Source

    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (ENS) - Scientists from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, INPE, have published a new study showing that large dams contribute to global warming by releasing the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. The authors propose capturing the methane and using it to generate electricity. Dr. Ivan Lima and his colleagues used a theoretical ...

  • Halting methane squanderlust

    The pipes that rise from oil fields, topped with burning flames of natural gas, waste fossil fuels and dump carbon dioxide into the air. In new work, researchers have identified the structure of a catalytic material that can turn methane into a safe and easy-to-transport liquid. The insight lays the foundation for converting excess methane into a variety of useful fuels and chemicals. 'There's a ...

  • Two forgotten greenhouse gases: Disposal of methane and laughing gas

    When fighting global climate change, efforts have focused on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. However, besides carbon dioxide, there are other greenhouse gases that have a much higher potential to exacerbate global warming although they hardly receive any attention in public discourse on the topic. The global warming potential of methane (CH4) corresponds to a factor of 21 compared to ...

  • New study and discussion on reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    WRI to release new working paper, “Clearing the Air: Reducing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems.” The rapid expansion of unconventional natural gas has reshaped the U.S. energy picture through increased production and reduced price. The shale gas boom has also ignited vigorous debates around its environmental impacts. WRI’s new study, ...

  • 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

  • Picarro Unveils the Industry´s First Real-Time Mobile Geo-Informatics Platform for Quantifying Methane Emissions Across Natural Gas Production Fields

    CERA Week 2013-- Picarro Inc. (Twitter: @Picarro), today announced Picarro Surveyor™for natural gas emissions, the world's first mobile and cloud processing platform for measuring fugitive methane emissions across an entire natural gas ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • Global investors call for action on methane emissions from shale gas and oil fracking

    The North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (“INCR”), the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (“IIGCC”) and the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (“IGCC”) have today issued a joint statement calling on companies ...

  • Despite methane emissions upstream, natural gas is cleaner than coal on a life-cycle basis

    Over its full cycle of production, distribution, and use, natural gas emits just over half as many greenhouse gas emissions as coal does for equivalent energy output, according to a new study from the Worldwatch Institute and the Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors. The analysis clarifies the role of methane releases in the calculation of comparative emissions between the two fossil fuels and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • A new way to harness wasted methane

    Original story at MIT News Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock. Many oil wells burn off methane — the largest component of natural gas — in a process ...

  • 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 ...

  • Reservoirs: a neglected source of methane emissions

    Substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are released not only from large tropical reservoirs but also from run-of-the-river reservoirs in Switzerland, especially in the summer, when water temperatures are higher. This was demonstrated by Eawag scientists at Lake Wohlen, near Bern – a finding which slightly tarnishes the reputation of hydropower as a climate-neutral way of ...

  • Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems

    Mining is big business, with the world’s 50 largest mining companies worth a total of 1 trillion dollars.1 Worldwide, the mining industry is responsible for the direct employment of 3.7 million people, with over 150 million indirectly supported by small-scale mining operations.2 Many other sectors, such as high-tech industry, are also entirely dependent on mined supplies of ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Production Not Currently Affecting Drinking Water Quality

    A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows that unconventional oil and gas production in some areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas is not currently a significant source of methane or benzene to drinking water wells. These production areas include the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations, which are some of the largest sources ...

  • Oil’s methane emissions higher than feared

    Global methane emissions from oil production between 1980 and 2012 were far higher than previously thought – in some cases, as much as double the amount previously estimated, according to a new scientific study The reason for the discrepancy is simple. The author of the study − which also includes emissions of another gas, ethane − says it is the first to take into account ...


    By Climate News Network

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