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Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

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The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.
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White House methane plan takes aim at oil and gas industry

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White House officials said the plan aims to cut oil and gas emissions of the powerful heat-trapping greenhouse gas by 40 to 45 percent within a decade, from 2012 levels.
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Study ties outsize methane emissions to some oilfield equipment

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New research suggests two major oil sector sources of methane emissions are techniques to dislodge fluid from wells and the pneumatic devices used to control valves at the sites.
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Environmental group urges Texas regulators to tackle methane

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The Environmental Defense Fund says some major oil companies are taking steps to reduce leaks of the greenhouse gas methane, the main component of natural gas, but that hundreds of smaller companies aren’t.
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Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

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The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas.
Improvements in oil field technology have made production more efficient.  (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg)

Environmental groups crank up heat on methane mandates

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Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure.
Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing site owned by EQT Corp. located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Industry looks to develop better methane monitors

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A partnership between the energy industry and an environmental group is developing technology that could help reduce the prevalence of harmful methane emissions.
Charles "Chuck" Davidson, CEO of Noble Energy. (Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle)

Colorado methane compromise could be model for other states

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Oil companies and environmentalists can find common ground, Noble Energy Inc. CEO Chuck Davidson said Tuesday, pointing to first-of-their-kind regulations in Colorado aimed at corralling methane emissions from drilling.
Some of the cars Google uses in its street view project now are equipped to sense natural gas leaks. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

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Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.
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Workshops on reporting problems set for Eagle Ford

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The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach residents and workers what to do if they have concerns about oil and gas development.