Authors: Tanja Srebotnjak and Miriam Rotkin-Ellman. Natural Resources Defense Council. December 2014
In response to complaints by domestic well owners regarding objectionable taste and odor problems in well water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a ground water investigation near the town of Pavillion, Wyoming under authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
Comprehensive summary of science, facts & documents relating to groundwater contamination & methane migration from coal bed methane and hydraulic fracturing in the US and Canada 1985 - 2013. Jessica Ernst
This report analyses recently released 2013/14 National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) data for air pollution from CSG processing in the Darling Downs, and discusses implications for community health and government policy.
A growing body of work using varying analytical approaches is yielding estimates of methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. For shorthand, the resulting emission estimates can be broadly described as top-down or bottom-up. Top-down estimates are determined from measured atmospheric methane enhancements at regional or larger scales.
The Camden Gas Project, operated by AGL Upstream Investments Pty Limited (AGL), is a coal seam gas (CSG) project located to the south of Camden, NSW. The project currently comprises the Rosalind Park Gas Plant (RPGP), 144 coal seam gas wells, and interconnecting gas gathering lines.
Limited direct measurements of criteria pollutants emissions and precursors, as well as natural gas constituents, from Marcellus shale gas development activities contribute to uncertainty about their atmospheric impact.
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are transforming energy production, but their potential environmental effects remain controversial.
Flaring of waste gases is a common practice in the processing of hydrocarbon (HC) materials. It is assumed that flaring achieves complete combustion with relatively innocuous byproducts such as CO2 and H2O.