Methane leak calculations

The real-time methane leak counter was stopped on Feb. 11, 2016, when SoCalGas announced the leak had been temporarily stemmed. The total amount of methane leaked now shown on the counter is based on this paper in the journal Science.

Here are the assumptions and sources for the each calculation used to power the counter:

Methane experts

Timothy O'Connor
Timothy O’Connor
Director, California oil and gas

Mark Brownstein
Mark Brownstein
Vice President, Climate and Energy

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