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Fugitive Methane Caught in the Act of Raising GHG

Forbes -- It turns out that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are much higher from using natural gas to produce electricity than from using coal. So much for the myth that replacing coal with gas will help stave off global warming.

The culprit of these GHG emissions is fugitive emissions of methane. Since methane is a far more potent GHG than CO2, this is bad. Fugitive losses include loss of methane from the well-head during flow-back return of the fluids, during drill-out following fracturing and during well-venting, plus losses from equipment leaks, losses during transport, storage, and distribution, processing losses and losses during liquid unloading. (Is methane coming out of your faucet fugitive?)


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Submitted Jul 16, 2012 By: Mudsprings
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Again ...
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Coal has an unjustified bad rap and natural gas has been overly touted as being a clean fuel.
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okay...interesting
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OK?
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:08:02 PM

Gas is bad coal is bad maybe it is maybe it isn't. I'm beginning to think nobody knows what the hell they are talking about. We have been burning gas for decades and now everybody is running around like chicken littles like the sky is falling. Just make the damn gas and leave us lone with all the stupid crap that is being spewing out.
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ok
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i am sure they will do more testing
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 8:03:24 PM

it said in the article "methane is potent" .... yeah it is!!!
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Estimates of estimates, good luck trying to make sense of gibberish
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:58:19 PM

Interesting article...
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:56:16 PM

Yep, it's is dangerous in more than one manner.
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Everything will cause cancer. All of this is nothing but different ways for the lawmakers to make more money.
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Oh.
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I Agree With TDIdave...
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Just one more reason why we need to push alternative energy: solar, wind and biofuels from algae. But the ultra right wing GOPs will fight that tooth and nail. Ok, expect more hotter summers than this one as well as more violent weather. This is JUST THE START!!!
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more about global warming...
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Whats real
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Fubby how they always forget to mention the bad points.
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T. Boone Pickens somehow failed to mention this as he hawked his sin free fuel.
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And we've got plenty of both.
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I wasn't aware. Good info from Posts.
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:43:31 PM

I suppose that Forbes hasn't gotten the memo that mankind somehow does not control every little thing.
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THEY ARE JUST NOW FINDING THIS OUT???
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:39:41 PM

Oh boy, we did not need to really read this article. More bad news for fossil energy!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:38:54 PM

oops...
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:38:02 PM

If you include the acquisition costs of Natural Gas, you must also include acquisition (mining and transportation) costs of coal and nuclear and the materials for building all types of generators.

All this is still a miniscule component of any global warming (or global cooling or climate change), since the dominant contributor to significant climate change is solar flare activity.
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I couldn't have said it better nomad228
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:36:04 PM

i have fugitive methane gas escape all the time ,but God made me this way along with all other animals in the world even cows.: ) some people need to learn what methane is and where it comes from. also that these ghg's are part of nature.blah blah blah blah next they will want to clear cut the planet so the trees/bushes/plants can't filter these ghg's like God intended. i think we need to plug some of the holes at forbes who think methane is going to destroy the planet that way they won't be spewing hot carbon dioxide all over the news.: ) they sound like al gore ......i invented the internet.no, i invented the internet,no i invented the internet. : )
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Interesting, I thought coal was the baddie!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:33:01 PM

Must be a better way to burn off the methane.
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I've learned something today!!!!!!!!!!'that i didn't know; thanks.
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Abolish EPA.
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Oops, they will change the figures to make coal look bad!
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So there environmentalists! Wrong again.
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Always something
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:21:18 PM



Is this what Al Gore was talking about?

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There’s global warming?
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Hmmm... remember all the methane and farting cows we heard about a few years ago?
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Beano is the answer.
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What!
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Wow!
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2012 7:10:56 PM

So lets do something about catching and using the methane as a fuel?
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oh brother!!
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So what energy source has no risk? Wind/solar
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So fracking has another drawback...
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This it was happens when the few dogooders that are clueless cause everyone to change. Nuclear power is the answer especially with new tec for reusing fuel rods.
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