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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 12405-12420, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-12405-2017
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Research article
19 Oct 2017
Mobile measurement of methane emissions from natural gas developments in northeastern British Columbia, Canada
Emmaline Atherton et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review: acp-2017-109', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Author Response to Referee #2', Emmaline Atherton, 30 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC2: 'Review of Mobile measurements of methane emissions from natural gas developments in Northeastern British Columbia, Canada', Anonymous Referee #3, 11 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC3: 'Author Response to Referee #3', Emmaline Atherton, 30 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC3: 'Review of Atherton et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC4: 'Author Response to Referee #1', Emmaline Atherton, 30 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
SC1: 'Reference to Omara et al 2016', Brian Crosland, 30 May 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC5: 'Author Response to Brian Crosland', Emmaline Atherton, 30 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
SC2: 'Comments from the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission', Tony Wakelin, 02 Jun 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC6: 'Author Response to Tony Wakelin', Emmaline Atherton, 30 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC1: 'Final Response', Emmaline Atherton, 15 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Emmaline Atherton on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Aug 2017) by Delphine Farmer  
AR by Emmaline Atherton on behalf of the Authors (24 Aug 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Sep 2017) by Delphine Farmer
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Short summary
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and leaks from natural gas infrastructure are thought to be a significant emission source. We used a mobile survey method to measure GHGs near Canadian infrastructure. Our results show that ~ 47 % of active wells were emitting. Abandoned and aging wells were also associated with emissions. We estimate methane emissions from this development are just over 111 Mt year−1, which is more than previous government estimates, but less than similar studies in the US.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and leaks from natural gas infrastructure are thought to be...
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