By Meredith Odato Graham
This week the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced the availability of emissions data from oil and gas operations in the Commonwealth. According to the PADEP press release, the data represents “2012 emissions levels from Marcellus Shale natural gas production and processing operations as well as compressor stations that receive gas from traditional oil and gas well sites.” PADEP reportedly received data from “56 Marcellus Shale operators covering 8,800 natural gas wells and 70 operators of 400 compressor stations.” Air contamination sources in the industry report emissions annually to PADEP.
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