Interesting articles on NG

GaryGary Posted By GaryGary, Jul 30, 2013 at 6:39 PM

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  1. GaryGary

    Feeling the Heat

    Jul 12, 2010
    SW Montana
    A couple interesting articles on natural gas:

    More of the drop US in CO2 emissions is from efficiency/conservation than increased NG production:

    $100 million in flared NG a month:

    Flaring all that NG just seems nuts at a time we are trying reduce CO2 emissions.

    Both of these from the Midwest Energy News newsletter, which I've found to be consistently interesting source of energy news:

  2. tom in maine

    tom in maine
    Minister of Fire

    Apr 4, 2008
    Searsport, Maine
    Yeah, but Gary, it is the clean burning fuel!
  3. begreen

    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA

    The light from flaring off gas is a huge waste and quite dramatic when seen at night. It is easily seen in large areas of ND and SD by satellite photos. The other lovely by-product is leaked methane, a much worse GH gas, that is not flared off at these sites.
    • Between 3.6 and 7.9% of the methane escapes into the atmosphere during shale-gas production due to venting and well leaks; this level is at least 30% higher than that released during conventional natural gas production.
    • On a 20-year time horizon, the GHG footprint for shale gas is up to 43% higher than conventional natural gas, 50% greater than oil and 20% higher than coal for the same amount of energy produced by each of those other sources.
    - See more at:
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