Significant “fugitive” methane emissions have been discovered streaming from oil and gas facilities across the UK, prompting calls for the Government to tackle the “lowest hanging fruit” in the fight against climate change. Trackers found that six of seven National Grid compressor stations were sending methane into the atmosphere, including two potential “super-emitters” that were among the largest documented in Europe. Scientists have also found methane emissions from sites near the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow, a potential embarrassment as the Government prepares to host the event. The findings come as the UK faces rising prices and a global shortage of natural gas to heat and power homes and industry.
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