Giant Methane Leak From a 2018 Natural Gas Well Blowout in Ohio Was Far Worse Than Reported

Exxon, who owns the rig, says they're really sorry!

Blowout in Ohio released more methane than many countries do in an entire year

(CNN) In February 2018, a blowout at a natural gas well in rural Ohio forced nearby residents to evacuate, but the incident received little national attention at the time.

A new analysis of satellite data shows that the leak was far more significant than previously thought.
In just 20 days, the damaged well platform spewed an estimated 60 kilotons of the potent planet-warming gas methane into the atmosphere, scientists say.
That’s more methane than European countries like France, Spain and Norway release in a year.


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