Natural gas producers open up in joining leak study

FuelFix Statoil 12 October 2012.

After months of insistence from natural gas producers that methane leaks are not a concern, nine energy companies are supporting research that may prove the opposite.

The move could signal a more head-on approach from the industry to tackling public concern over oil field operations.

The companies, including some of the largest natural gas producers in North America, announced earlier this week that they’re joining with the Environmental Defense Fund to support a University of Texas study of methane leaks at well sites…