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Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time | ScienceDaily

Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time | ScienceDaily

Researchers have flown aircraft over an oil and gas field and pinpointed — with unprecedented precision — sources of the greenhouse gas methane in real time.

The technique led to the detection and immediate repair of two leaks in natural gas pipelines in the Four Corners region of the U.S. Southwest. The approach could inform strategies for meeting new federal limits on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Methane emissions have spiked in recent decades along with the boom in natural gas drilling.

Source: Methane leaks: A new way to find and fix in real time — ScienceDaily