New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources
Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.
David Allen, an engineer and internationally recognized expert in air quality at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named chair of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) for a two-year term. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced Allen's appointment Oct. 15. Jackson said his expertise in environmental engineering is a great asset to the board.
A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist.
The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and College of Education have been awarded $12.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare educators to teach engineering to Texas high-school students.
Chemical Engineering Professor David Allen has been appointed a three-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Science Advisory Board, the federal agency recently announced.