Methane Gas Leak Report Released
Methane gas (often known as natural gas) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century — and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger. With growing awareness of the impact of methane leaks on the climate, and with growing availability of safer alternatives, it is clear that gas has no place in a modern clean energy network.
Alaska Environment Research and Policy Center released a new report with U.S.PIRG and The Frontier Group reviewing methane gas leaks in the U.S over the last decade. Alaska has had 13 incidents, seven with gas ignition, and one explosion. The leaks released 64,148 thousand cubic feet of gas for a total cost of $12,374,275.