Shale Gas Production and Atmospheric Ethane
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: fracking, natural gas production, ethane emissions, global warming, climate change, air pollution, environment
Date posted: May 17, 2016 ; Last revised: July 17, 2016