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Minimizing Air Pollution

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Flaring at an oil well in Alabama

Oil and gas operations produce a variety of air emissions such as hazardous air pollutants and greenhouse gases (e.g., methane and carbon dioxide).

For more information:

Sources:

[1] Marathon Technology.

[2] Trujillo, Shirena. August 27, 2000. "In search of quieter, gentler wells." Durango Herald.

[3] Bureau of Land Management. September, 2003. Draft Environmental Impact Statement - Surface Management of Gas Leasing and Development in the Carson National Forest, Jicarilla District. Chapter 3 - Air Quality. p. 3-75.

[4] Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. August 10, 2001. 2000 Outstanding Oil And Gas Operations Awards.

[5] Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). October, 2000. Profile of the Oil and Gas Extraction Industry. EPA Office of Compliance Sector Notebook Project. EPA/310-R-99-006. pp. 75-76.

 

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