Articles | Volume 8, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2017–2035, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-2017-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2017–2035, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-2017-2015

Research article 07 May 2015

Research article | 07 May 2015

Measurements of methane emissions from natural gas gathering facilities and processing plants: measurement methods

J. R. Roscioli et al.

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This report presents an overview and detailed description of the measurement methods, analysis approach, and example data from a 10-week EDF-sponsored field campaign measuring methane emissions from natural gas gathering and processing facilities across the US. The dual-tracer ratio method was employed to quantify methane release rates and identify emission sources at a wide variety of facilities, using downwind measurements of CH4, C2H6, CO2, and CO with N2O and C2H2 as tracers.