A multitude of studies related to climate change and methane emissions are being produced from domestic and global perspectives, and exciting new scientific discoveries are occurring at an unprecedented rate.

With such a vast amount of information being released—some of which are contradictory—there is a need to understand how these studies relate and how the enormous amount of data can be leveraged to gain an improved understanding of atmospheric methane concentrations and its relationship to activities of the natural gas industry.

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Leak Detection Body of Knowledge - Recommended Practice

Prepared for the U.S. DOT PHMSA, OPS

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National Methane Emission Intensity Currently Over 50% Lower than 1990 Levels

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Recent Testing Reveals New Handheld Laser Methane Detectors Perform Well Across Many Scenarios

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Oil and Natural Gas Methane Emissions Shown to NOT be Causing Significant Increases in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations


The Center for Methane Research (CMR) provides a centralized, industry-wide technical and policy support resource focused on the presence, measurement, and potential impacts of methane in the atmosphere, highlighting the interconnected role of natural gas production, delivery, and use.

Development of this “wellhead-to-burner-tip” industry resource provides a common platform of technical understanding that can be used in the decision-making process in support of balanced policy decisions that impact the environment, industry, and ultimately the consumer.