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Study finds super-emitters responsible for nearly 40% of methane emissions in five U.S. basins
Research demonstrates how the coordinated use of multiple remote observing systems enables more compete greenhouse gas quantification over high-emitting regions.
Study suggests offshore oil and gas production in Gulf of Mexico has higher methane loss rates than typical onshore production
New remote sensing methods shed light on large methane plumes from shallow offshore oil and gas infrastructure that have previously been invisible.
Addressing Methane from Municipal Solid Waste Can Help Solve the Climate Crisis
Climate intelligence reveals opportunities and underscores best practices to cut global waste sector emissions—essential to hitting Global Methane Pledge goals.
Gathering Pipelines: Methane Emissions in the Permian Basin
Few studies have attempted to specifically characterize emissions from natural gas gathering pipelines, which tend to be more difficult to monitor on the ground than other forms of oil and gas infrastructure. In this study, Carbon Mapper and co-researchers use methane emission measurements collected from four recent aerial campaigns in the Permian Basin.
Science Perspective: Tackling Unlit and Inefficient Gas Flaring
A Science Perspective article by Riley Duren, CEO of Carbon Mapper, and Deborah Gordon, Senior Principal at RMI, highlights the need for better data about the efficiency or effectiveness of oil and gas methane flares.
Reuters: Methane emissions from U.S. shallow offshore platforms exceed those on land, study finds
According to our research, measurements of methane emissions from shallow water oil and gas platforms in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico found they were substantially higher than those from drilling on land.
Data Dispatch: Success in Colorado’s Denver-Julesburg Basin
We share a successful mitigation story from the Colorado Denver-Julesburg basin that demonstrates the importance of using multiple high-resolution technologies to find sources of methane. Authorities ultimately repaired a leak found from flyover surveys conducted for a new study.
Data Dispatch: California Mitigation Examples
On June 13, 2022, Carbon Mapper released a pilot suite of mitigation examples that show methane emissions observations from airborne surveys conducted between 2016 and 2021.
Data Dispatch: Methane Emissions from Leaking Idle Oil Wells
Sustained, wide-area monitoring from high resolution methane sensing satellites is important to supplement periodic surface site surveys and continuous sensor networks to provide timely detection, quantification, and communication of high-emission methane events.