Report: Improvements Needed in EPA Efforts to Address Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines
Report #14-P-0324, July 25, 2014
What We Found
Methane emissions impact climate change through leaks in natural gas distribution pipelines, and also have economic impacts. We estimate that more than $192 million in natural gas was lost in 2011 due to such leaks, a cost that is borne by consumers.