Super-Emitters and Methane Bombs: New Data Reveals Grave Threat to Climate Targets

Methane plumes streaming westward for more than 20 miles east of Hazar, Turkmenistan. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/AFP/Getty Images

More than 1,000 “super-emitter” sites released significant amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere in 2022, according to new data. These sites mostly come from oil and gas facilities, and one of the worst single leaks was equivalent to the rate of emissions from 67 million running cars. The data also revealed 55 “methane bombs” … Read more