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Title: Measurements and modeling to quantify emissions of methane and VOCs from shale gas operations: Final Report

Abstract

The objectives of the project were to determine the leakage rates of methane and ozone-forming Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and the emission rates of air toxics from Marcellus shale gas activities. Methane emissions in the Marcellus Shale region were differentiated between “newer” sources associated with shale gas development and “older” sources associated with coal or conventional natural gas exploration. This project conducted measurements of methane and VOC emissions from both shale and non-shale natural gas resources. The initial scope of the project was the Marcellus Shale basin, and measurements were conducted in both the western wet gas regions (southwest PA and WV) and eastern dry gas region (northeast PA) of the basin. During this project, we obtained additional funding from other agencies to expand the scope of measurements to include additional basins. The data from both the Marcellus and other basins were combined to construct a national analysis of methane emissions from oil & gas production activities.

Authors:
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  1. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Oil and Natural Gas (FE-30)
OSTI Identifier:
1372456
Report Number(s):
DOE-CMU-14055
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0014055
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS

Citation Formats

Presto, Albert A. Measurements and modeling to quantify emissions of methane and VOCs from shale gas operations: Final Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1372456.
Presto, Albert A. Measurements and modeling to quantify emissions of methane and VOCs from shale gas operations: Final Report. United States. doi:10.2172/1372456.
Presto, Albert A. Fri . "Measurements and modeling to quantify emissions of methane and VOCs from shale gas operations: Final Report". United States. doi:10.2172/1372456. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1372456.
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author = {Presto, Albert A},
abstractNote = {The objectives of the project were to determine the leakage rates of methane and ozone-forming Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and the emission rates of air toxics from Marcellus shale gas activities. Methane emissions in the Marcellus Shale region were differentiated between “newer” sources associated with shale gas development and “older” sources associated with coal or conventional natural gas exploration. This project conducted measurements of methane and VOC emissions from both shale and non-shale natural gas resources. The initial scope of the project was the Marcellus Shale basin, and measurements were conducted in both the western wet gas regions (southwest PA and WV) and eastern dry gas region (northeast PA) of the basin. During this project, we obtained additional funding from other agencies to expand the scope of measurements to include additional basins. The data from both the Marcellus and other basins were combined to construct a national analysis of methane emissions from oil & gas production activities.},
doi = {10.2172/1372456},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Jun 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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