Who could ever have guessed? /sarcasm
CU-Boulder, NOAA study uncovers oil and gas emission’s ‘chemical signature’
Study finds that more than half of ozone-forming pollutants in Erie come from drilling activity
By John Aguilar Camera Staff Writer
Posted: 01/16/2013 09:00:52 PM MST
Key to the findings was the recent discovery of a “chemical signature” that differentiates emissions from oil and gas activity from those given off by automobiles, cow manure or other sources of volatile organic compounds.
“There were very, very few data points that did not fall on the natural gas line,” Jessica Gilman, research scientist at CIRES and lead author of the study, said Wednesday. “We had a very strong signature from the raw natural gas.”