Shale Gas Production and Atmospheric Ethane

Jamal Munshi

Sonoma State University

May 16, 2016

A study of ground level atmospheric ethane concentrations from twenty four stations around the world in the sample period 2005-2015 does not show evidence that ethane emissions from shale gas production have reversed a falling trend in atmospheric ethane in the Northern Hemisphere. The data suggest that natural variability is the more likely cause of the observed changes in atmospheric ethane worldwide.

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Keywords: fracking, natural gas production, ethane emissions, global warming, climate change, air pollution, environment

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Date posted: May 17, 2016 ; Last revised: July 17, 2016

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Munshi, Jamal, Shale Gas Production and Atmospheric Ethane (May 16, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2780742 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2780742

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Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)
Sonoma State University ( email )
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States
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