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Flaring at a compressor station in Ohio. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2018)

US Gas leak at Equitrans well in Pennsylvania adds climate pressure

The 13-day release from an Equitrans storage well effectively erased the emissions gains from about half the EVs sold in the US last year.

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A fracking well pad between homes in western Pennsylvania. (Credit: Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, 2015)

Massive methane leak in Cambria County remains uncontrolled at natural gas storage field

A natural gas storage well in Cambria County has been leaking gas for 10 days, blanketing the mountains in Jackson Township with a roar like a jet engine and its valleys with an odor of hydrocarbons.

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Unregulated Texas gas pipeline triggers giant methane leak

A natural gas pipeline in Texas leaked so much of the super-potent greenhouse gas methane in little more than an hour that by one estimate, its climate impact was equivalent to the annual emissions from about 16,000 American cars.

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Large methane leak detected east of Joburg raises pollution concerns

A cloud of methane was detected by satellite near coal mines in South Africa, drawing attention to a lesser-known environmental risk that comes from using the dirtiest fossil fuel.
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'Waterfall' of microbes in Antarctic sea floor leads to discovery of methane leak

Scientists have discovered an active methane seep from Antarctica's sea bed that could shed light on the potent greenhouse gas trapped beneath frozen continent.

A methane leak, seen from space, proves to be far larger than thought

A methane leak, seen from space, proves to be far larger than thought

The findings mark a step forward in using space technology to detect leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from oil and gas sites worldwide.