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Whistleblower: EPA Official Covered Up Methane Leakage Problems Across US Natural Gas Industry

Inspector General has been called by Durham, North Carolina, based group NC Warn to investigate scientific fraud that wasted crucial years in slowing climate crisis while risking safety of workers and communities. NC WARN filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the EPA on June 8, 2016, charging that a high-ranking EPA official connected …

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Illness Symptoms Experienced by Children Exposed to Benzene After a Flaring Incident

Flaring is a common practise in up- and downstream oil and gas operations worldwide. This investigation evaluated the illness symptoms experienced by children who were exposed to benzene following a flaring incident at the BP refinery in Texas City, Texas. Key findings: A total of 641 children, aged <17 years, exposed to benzene were included …

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North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years

Key findings: In 2012 alone, flaring resulted in the loss of approximately $1 billion in fuel and the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of adding nearly one million cars to the road. Oil and gas developers flared 29% of the natural gas they produced during May 2013. From the Executive Summary: In its World Energy Outlook …

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Flare Gas Reduction: Recent global trends and policy considerations

According to this industry report, associated gas flaring is one of the most challenging energy and environmental problems facing the world today. Approximately 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas are flared each year, representing an enormous waste of natural resources and contributing 400 million metric tons of CO 2 equivalent global greenhouse gas emissions. …

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Flaring & venting in the oil & gas exploration & production industry

Executive summary: The option to release gas to the atmosphere by fl aring and venting is an essential practice in oil and gas production, primarily for safety reasons. Flaring is the controlled burning of natural gas produced in association with oil in the course of routine oil and gas production operations. Venting is the controlled …

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Characterization of emissions from diffusion flare systems

Characterization of emissions from diffusion flare systems Author(s): Mel T. Strosher Date: 10.2000 Source / Publisher: National Center for Biotechnology Information Key findings: Flares burned so inefficiently that many hazardous hydrocarbons floated downwind, including benzene, styrene, ethynyl benzene, ethynyl-methyl benzenes, toluene, xylenes, acenaphthalene, biphenyl, and fluorine. – Link –  

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