"The whole objective of our work is to develop this database of direct emission and leak rates," said Lamb.
Another EDF-funded study is also underway in Boston, where Harvard University professor Steven Wofsy and others are working to use measurements of methane in the atmosphere above the city to determine how much of the gas is being released. They expect to publish those results in the fall.
Among these unknowns, there is one data point that is widely accepted: The pipelines will continue leaking.
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