Permian Basin Methane Leaks
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From the Environmental Defense Fund:
- "The Permian Basin is the largest oil field on the planet, and it may be the nation’s largest emitter of the potent greenhouse gas methane. To find out, EDF recently launched a first-of-its-kind research initiative that uses proven methods and state-of-the-art technologies to locate, measure and quantify the methane emitted from oil and gas facilities."
- "Early findings reveal Permian companies emit nearly three times more methane than EPA estimates. That’s 1.4 million metric tons of methane generated each year from the Permian Basin alone — enough gas to meet the annual gas needs of nearly 2 million homes."
The Permian Methane Analysis Project website offers has a rich collection of interactive maps where one can explore regional methane emissions by operator using surveys from 2020.
An example screen shot.