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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11163-11176, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11163-2017
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Research article
20 Sep 2017
Quantifying alkane emissions in the Eagle Ford Shale using boundary layer enhancement
Geoffrey Roest and Gunnar Schade
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of Roest and Schade (2016)', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Response to RC1: 'Review of Roest and Schade (2016)', Anonymous Referee #1', Geoffrey Roest, 23 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Review of Roest and Schade', Anonymous Referee #2, 29 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Response to RC2: 'Review of Roest and Schade', Anonymous Referee #2', Geoffrey Roest, 23 Mar 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Geoffrey Roest on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Apr 2017) by Steven Brown
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 May 2017)  
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (13 May 2017) by Steven Brown  
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Jul 2017) by Steven Brown  
AR by Geoffrey Roest on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
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We used atmospheric concentrations of hydrocarbons to estimate emissions from regional oil and gas activities in the Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas to better understand their air quality impacts. While higher hydrocarbons emissions are underestimated, emissions of methane from raw natural gas sources appear lower than the US EPA's current estimate. However, we identified liquid storage tanks as an additional source of methane and as the dominant source of regional hydrocarbon emissions.
We used atmospheric concentrations of hydrocarbons to estimate emissions from regional oil and...
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