Methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure and use in the urban region of Boston, Massachusetts

@article{McKain2015MethaneEF,
  title={Methane emissions from natural gas infrastructure and use in the urban region of Boston, Massachusetts},
  author={K. McKain and A. Down and S. Raciti and J. Budney and L. Hutyra and C. Floerchinger and S. Herndon and T. Nehrkorn and M. Zahniser and R. B. Jackson and N. Phillips and S. Wofsy},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2015},
  volume={112},
  pages={1941 - 1946}
}
  • K. McKain, A. Down, +9 authors S. Wofsy
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Significance Most recent analyses of the environmental impact of natural gas have focused on production, with very sparse information on emissions from distribution and end use. This study quantifies the full seasonal cycle of methane emissions and the fractional contribution of natural gas for the urbanized region centered on Boston. Emissions from natural gas are found to be two to three times larger than predicted by existing inventory methodologies and industry reports. Our findings suggest… Expand
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