EPA out with latest greenhouse gas emissions from oil & gas production, showing they’re way down. Thank fracking.
The EPA has a neat website tracking greenhouse gas emissions from onshore petro.... The data shows they’re way down over the last five years in the Marcellus/Utica Shale region even though production is up and more data is being reported. Given that we know the substitution of natural gas for coal power generation has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions enormously, leaving the US with a superior record compared to other braggart non-performing nations such as Germany, this is remarkable. More winning is ahead.
The interactive EPA web page is remarkably easy to use. I decided to look at the data for the Appalachian Basin, which includes both the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Here are the results for the Eastern Overthrust Area, which is mainly the Marcellus Shale: