Methane leaks are on the increase and this is bad news. Large methane leaks rose 32 percent in the first eight months of 2020, according to Paris-based data firm Karryos, as Reuters reported.
According to Karryos’ data, in some methane hotspots, emissions rose 40 percent higher than over the same time frame in 2019.
Those areas were Algeria, Russia and Turkmenistan. In addition to those three countries, the U.S., Iraq and Iran were the three largest methane emitters in the first two-thirds of 2020, as The Washington Post reported.
“Despite much talk of climate action by energy industry stakeholders, global methane emissions continue to increase steeply.”Antoine Rostand, president of Karryos
Methane does not stick around the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, but it is a far more potent gas in the short term.
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