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US govt figures on methane emissions 'far below reality'

New study surveyed offshore oil and gas drilling in Gulf of Mexico; shallow-water natural gas ops show bigger gap

New York

OFFSHORE oil and gas drilling operations in the US Gulf of Mexico emit far more methane than government estimates suggest, according to a study released on Monday by the University of Michigan.

Drilling platforms emit about half a teragram (Tg) of the planet-warming gas...

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