Study: Shale gas may contribute more GHG emissions compared to coal, oil

04/10/2011 | Hill, The

Cornell University scientists are preparing to say that the natural gas derived from hydraulic fracturing contributes more greenhouse gas than coal because of higher methane-emission volumes. Such emissions outweigh shale gas' edge over oil and coal when used to produce energy. The study's assessment is expected to be controversial because natural gas extraction from shale formations has support from the government and the energy industry.

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