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Report: EPA Overstates Fracking Emissions

1:26 PM MDT | August 25, 2011 | Vincent Valk

U.S EPA overstates emissions from unconventional natural gas wells that use hydraulic fracking, according to a report by IHS CERA (Cambridge, MA). IHS is the parent company of Chemical Week. The report says that EPA's latest estimates, which revised drastically upwards greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the petroleum and natural gas industries, are based on faulty calculations and do not reflect common industry practices.   The report says that EPA overstates methane emissions from natural gas production, in particular. Methane, the largest component of...

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