Methane leakage: a key issue for the gas industry

As the gas industry attempts to find a role in a decarbonised energy system, it will need to convince policy makers of its green credentials. One key obstacle in the debate is the allegation that methane leakage across the gas chain significantly undermines the argument that gas is an environmentally friendly alternative to coal. The gas industry has been very slow to respond to this criticism, and this paper aims to outline the range of the debate on the issue, highlighting the lack of reliable data available. The aim is to provoke further discussion of this vital issue and to encourage a greater effort to source and make public more detailed information on methane leakage, so that more informed decisions on the future of gas can be taken.

By: Chris N Le Fevre

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