Global GAS FLARE Emissions

We have estimated the global sooth emissions from industrial gass flares in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry Burning excess natural gas through gas flares is common practice In the oil and gas industry. These flares are a regionally and globally significant source of air pollutants. With the help of infrared satellites, gas flares can be detected from space and emission rates estimated. In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, we have developed methods for detecting the flares and estimating soot emissions. In this recent publication we describe the methodology and results of the global estimate for the … Read more