Articles | Volume 22, issue 17
Research article
02 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2022

Satellite quantification of oil and natural gas methane emissions in the US and Canada including contributions from individual basins

Lu Shen, Ritesh Gautam, Mark Omara, Daniel Zavala-Araiza, Joannes D. Maasakkers, Tia R. Scarpelli, Alba Lorente, David Lyon, Jianxiong Sheng, Daniel J. Varon, Hannah Nesser, Zhen Qu, Xiao Lu, Melissa P. Sulprizio, Steven P. Hamburg, and Daniel J. Jacob


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-155', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-155', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Lu Shen on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Jun 2022) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (28 Jun 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Jul 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (22 Jul 2022) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
AR by Lu Shen on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We use 22 months of TROPOMI satellite observations to quantity methane emissions from the oil (O) and natural gas (G) sector in the US and Canada at the scale of both individual basins as well as country-wide aggregates. We find that O/G-related methane emissions are underestimated in these inventories by 80 % for the US and 40 % for Canada, and 70 % of the underestimate in the US is from five O/G basins, including Permian, Haynesville, Anadarko, Eagle Ford, and Barnett.
Final-revised paper