Global assessment of oil and gas methane ultra-emitters

  title={Global assessment of oil and gas methane ultra-emitters},
  author={Thomas Lauvaux and C. Giron and Matthieu Mazzolini and A. d’Aspremont and Riley M. Duren and Daniel H. Cusworth and Drew T. Shindell and Philippe Ciais},
  pages={557 - 561}
Methane emissions from oil and gas (O&G) production and transmission represent a considerable contribution to climate change. These emissions comprise sporadic releases of large amounts of methane during maintenance operations or equipment failures not accounted for in current inventory estimates. We collected and analyzed hundreds of very large releases from atmospheric methane images sampled by the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) between 2019 and 2020. Ultra-emitters are… 
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