Articles | Volume 20, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9169–9182, 2020

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: first year in operation (AMT/ACP...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9169–9182, 2020

Research article 03 Aug 2020

Research article | 03 Aug 2020

Remote sensing of methane leakage from natural gas and petroleum systems revisited

Oliver Schneising et al.


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Short summary
The switch from the use of coal to natural gas or oil for energy generation potentially reduces the impact on global warming due to lower CO2 emissions with the same energy content. However, this climate benefit is offset by fugitive methane emissions during the production and distribution process. We quantify emission and leakage rates relative to production for several large production regions based on satellite observations to evaluate the climate footprint of the gas and oil industry.
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