Oil, Gas Systems Rank 2nd In GHGs From Facilities, EPA Says

Law360, New York (February 6, 2013, 8:20 PM EST) -- Oil and natural gas systems are the second-biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from large facilities, trailing only power plants, according to data published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday.

The EPA's second annual posting of emissions data included oil and natural gas systems — including drilling and other production activities — for the first time. Oil and natural gas accounted for 225 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions in 2011.

Power plants remain the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions by...
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