New Information on Methane Emissions
Making Sense of the Noise: What Does All of the New Information on Methane Emissions Mean?
||Oct 13, 2015
||11:30 AM (Tue) - 12:30 PM (Tue)
||Hemant Mallya, Joel Bluestein
Earlier this year, the White House announced a plan to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 40-45% from its year 2012 levels by year 2025. This was in response to increased awareness that methane emissions contribute significantly towards short term climate forcing and can be mitigated in the oil and gas industry at low costs in comparison to CO2. Since then, EPA proposed new regulations on methane emissions from new and modified sources. At the same time, there has been an influx of studies and articles providing new emissions data collected in the field, as well as analysis of existing data. Each of these studies has a different technical context without which is it difficult to interpret the information.
In this webinar, ICF will:
- Systematically lay out the various key studies published in the past year
- Discuss the technical context
- Identify some important parameters against which to weigh the information
- Discuss implications of the studies and regulatory actions on the potential for methane emissions mitigation from the oil and gas industry