Now that it knows the sources, the board is working to determine where exactly that methane is coming from. Staff members are driving electric vehicles equipped with sensors to measure methane leaks around Southern California and implementing a network of stationary methane monitors.
The California Energy Commission is also doing a study of homes to try to determine where residential methane leaks from the natural gas pipeline system might be occuring, Croes said.
"Once we understand what the methane emissions are, then we'll explore, through our research, options to control these emissions or reduce them somehow," he added.
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