The latest report from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that natural gas continues to contribute to reduced carbon emissions.
American Petroleum Institute (API) spokesman Zachary Cikanek commented: ‘America is leading the world in reducing greenhouse gases thanks in part to the revolution in natural gas production. This latest report shows that emissions dropped an additional 3.4% from 2011 to 2012, and emissions are down 10% since 2005.
‘Innovations in hydraulic fracturing and drilling have helped make the US the largest producer of natural gas in the world, and these technologies are a great example of how we can grow the economy, create jobs, and protect the environment’.
Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.
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