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Monitoring and control of fugitive methane from unconventional gas operations

This report provides information to the Environment Agency on the methods available for monitoring and controlling fugitive methane emissions from onshore unconventional gas operations.

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Monitoring and control of fugitive methane from unconventional gas operations

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This report has been produced to provide information to the Environment Agency on the methods available for monitoring and controlling fugitive methane emissions from onshore unconventional gas operations. The report focuses primarily on operations involving the hydraulic fracturing of shale to extract methane and includes some comparison with conventional gas operations. The report is based on a review of current practices, recent research and regulatory developments. It draws on published information including experience of hydraulic fracturing operations in North America.