Gas leaks

Between the ground and the consumer, at least 1.5 percent of natural gas escapes into the atmosphere. The fuel is primarily composed of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps much more heat than does carbon dioxide. Read related article.

At least 1.5 percent of natural gas escapes into the atmosphere.
Source: Science magazine. The Washington Post. Published on February 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
 
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