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Growing body of research suggests offshore oil’s methane pollution is underestimated

New technologies are allowing for actual measurements of oil and gas methane emissions like never before, whether from leaks or intentional flaring and venting. So far, much of that attention and push for accountability has been focused onshore, while operators claim that drilling offshore has much lower emissions. But researchers are starting to uncover a body of evidence showing why that may not be true.