A Quantification of Methane Emissions from Oil and Natural Gas Extraction Regions in the Central/Western U.S. and a Comparison to Previous Studies

Jeff Peischl1,2, Kenneth C. Aikin1,2, Scott Joseph Eilerman1,2, Jessica Gilman1,2, Joost A De Gouw1,2, Scott C. Herndon3, Brian M Lerner1,2, J A Neuman1,2, Travis Wade Tokarek4, Michael Trainer2, Carsten Warneke1,2 and Thomas B Ryerson2, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Aerodyne Research Inc., Billerica, MA, United States, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada