Methane leaks are the biggest challenge for the natural gas industry.
If you have already had a chance to read our latest blog, then you know that natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel. Although making the switch to natural gas could help us reduce emissions, the way we extract, transport and store natural gas can also cause unintentional methane leaks. Methane is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas, and it can actually have more harmful effects on the environment than carbon.
What can be done about methane leaks?
Although leaking methane can have many harmful environmental consequences, if we found a way to harness that methane, we could use it for fuel. According to the White House, by stopping the leaks and harnessing the methane for fuel, we could save approximately 180 billion cubic feet of natural gas by the year 2025. That is enough fuel to heat upwards of 2 million homes for an entire year. Methane is often leaked because of shoddy equipment and lax standards, and both of which could easily be addressed. Harnessing methane not only makes sense for the environment, it makes sense for the economy as well.
Fracking is controversial and it has many obstacles to overcome, but with higher standards, better equipment and new solutions, like those offered from Well Water Solutions, it may be our key to reducing harmful emissions and our country’s dependence on foreign oil. Would you like to learn more about how our water treatment technology and above ground water storage tanks can help make fracking cleaner and safer? If so, please contact us today!