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Report: Improvements Needed in EPA Efforts to Address Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines

Report #14-P-0324July 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.

Report Materials​​

Podcast: Report Overview with Erica Hauck
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