The air above Earth – especially above California – might have way more methane in it than anyone thought. And that could be good news. "Most of the emissions come from a small fraction of sources,” says Stanford Earth's Adam Brandt.
Benson received the International Health, Safety, and Environment Award and Adam Brandt received the Regional Health, Safety and Environment Award and the Regional Sustainability and Stewardship in the Oil and Gas Industry Award from SPE.
Some oil fields are cleaner than others. But together, they show natural gas management drives more emissions than scientists thought. A new study highlights a path to shrink crude oil's climate impact.
Postdoctoral researcher Arvind Ravikumar discusses the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, a competition organized by Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative and the Environmental Defense Fund to advance mobile methane monitoring technologies at oil and natural gas facilities.
Stanford research shows plugging methane leaks will cost about a third less than the EPA estimates, further underscoring the cost-effectiveness of emissions mitigation – but the agency will also likely fall short of its 2025 reduction targets.