methane leak News

  • TDL-500 with Archer GPS finds methane leaks fast

    Finding gas leaks or proving none exist has just become much easier. With a continuous log of GPS position and methane (CH4) analysis proving zero ppm or showing leak readings from just 1ppm to 100%, Geotech has provided an easy-to-use leak detector. With almost-instant response from the Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Jubilee bonfire beacon, but no explosion, thanks to methane leak check

    Villagers in Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, lighting a hilltop bonfire as one of the nationwide chain of 4000 beacons being lit simultaneously. But the organiser had a background in the gas industry, so he was nervous about lighting a fire above an old landfill site. Leigh Greenham, who has been involved in the gas detection business for many ...


    By Geotech

  • Crowcon’s new LaserMethane mini Gen2 detects methane leaks from up to 100 metres away in seconds

    Crowcon Detection Instruments has launched its new LaserMethane mini Gen2 (LMm) portable methane detector. Designed specifically to detect methane at distance of up to 100 metres in seconds, the ATEX approved, second generation LMm is changing the way methane leaks are detected. What used to be a time consuming and potentially hazardous procedure is now quick and easy. The LMm is very easy to ...

  • Biogas leaks found fast

    Geotech recently contacted users of its gas leak finder to check its performance. Introduced to help AD plant operator safety, retain valuable gas, minimise odour and maintain licence compliance, the Geotech  ...


    By Geotech

  • Gas leaks fuel climate change

    A leading authority on the effects of methane in the atmosphere has called for a new drive to cut gas leaks from pipelines and wells. Euan Nisbet, professor of Earth sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, says that ever more sensitive detection equipment using global satellite positioning systems has made it ...


    By Climate News Network

  • US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

    The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of voluntary steps by industry and regulations from ...


    By Associated Press

  • A Path to Reduce Methane Emissions from Gas Systems

    The United States is now the world’s largest producer of natural gas. This natural gas revolution is driving economic growth across the country, lowering energy prices and creating jobs. It has also contributed to an American manufacturing renaissance. As the President noted in the State of the Union address, American businesses plan to invest almost $100 billion in new factories that use ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Landfill could be one of last to tap methane for power

    When most Californians think about the source of renewable energy flowing into their homes, they picture wind turbines and solar panels - not garbage. The little-known source of electricity has fed California's power grid for decades, but a groundbreaking Thursday for yet another trash-driven power project at a massive Orange County landfill could be one of the last on the books. With the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane

    In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for power, but escapes into the ...

  • Fewer gas leaks found in cities with new pipes

    Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group. Using a gas-sniffing device attached to Google's city-mapping cars and new statistical calculations that determine rough leak rates, the ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Ultra-portable methane analyzer enables economical measurements anywhere

    Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has expanded the company's range of ultra-portable greenhouse gas analyzers (UGGA) by introducing the first in a series of economical, single-gas analyzers. This new, ultra-portable methane (CH4) analyzer offers parts per billion precision and accuracy in a rugged, crush-proof and compact package, measuring only 18.5 in. x 14 ...

  • Growth of Atmospheric Methane Stablizes, May Slow Global Warming

    IRVINE, California, November 21, 2006 (ENS) - Levels of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have stayed nearly flat for the past seven years after rising for more than two decades, according to new research led by a Novel Prize winning scientist at the University of California-Irvine. This finding indicates that methane may no longer be as large a global warming threat as previously ...

  • 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, ...

  • EPA hears widely different views on methane emission threat

    Over-regulating methane emissions could discourage the use of environment-friendly natural gas, an energy industry representative told the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday. However, a former Colorado air quality official countered that such controls would be a cost-effective way to fight climate change. The EPA heard radically different views as it opened public hearings in Denver on ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks

    Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion. The leaks are a problem because methane, the primary component of natural gas, is explosive in high concentrations and is also a potent ...


    By Associated Press

  • Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

    A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues - possibly for three more months - to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe and would neutralize ...


    By Associated Press

  • Crowcon launches Gas-Tec Hydrocarbon Gas Detector for Leak Survey and Localisation

    Crowcon’s new Gas-Tec portable hydrocarbon gas detector is designed for rapid leak survey and localisation in applications such as gas distribution networks and landfill sites. Using Crowcon’s tried and tested flame ionisation chamber, the Gas-Tec also features next generation technology such as GPS, data and event logging. The new device allows survey teams to track progress and quickly pinpoint ...

  • Fracking Study Finds New Gas Wells Leak More

    In Pennsylvania's gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said study lead author Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, who heads an environmental activist ...


    By Associated Press

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