Explore Pennsylvania’s oil and gas pollution

Analysis reveals true scope of Pennsylvania’s methane emissions, highlights solutions

A new analysis estimates that Pennsylvania’s oil and gas companies emit at least five-times more methane pollution than they report to the state.

Pennsylvania methane emissions

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The analysis – based on peer-reviewed research and emissions data collected at Pennsylvania well sites – examines both the total amount of methane and volatile organic compounds emitted from oil and gas sites. These pollutants increase global warming and are hazardous to human health.

The results are available online, and allows users to:

  • Compare EDF estimates with company-reported data
  • Get a county-level view of the areas with the worst pollution
  • Explore the different tools that could help reduce this pollution by 60%