Methane emissions from gas developments under reported: Dimitri Lafleur

  • Dimitri Lafleur

Dimitri Lafleur talks about a new report by the Melbourne Energy Institute which found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments. In this podcast, Dimitri Lafleur speaks about methane leakage rates in US unconventional gas fields which are 10-25 times higher than the Australian government reports to the UNFCCC, and up to 170 times higher than those claimed by the gas industry. Dimitri is currently in pursuit of a PhD at the University of Melbourne, researching the climate impact of fugitive emissions of the fossil fuel industry.

BZE Technology Radio Show: 9 Dec 2016: Podcast

BZE Interviewers: Natalie Bucknell, Kay Wennagel and Michael Staindl

Interview broadcast on: 9 Dec 2017

From Radio 3CR in Melbourne, Australia

Further reading:

The Australia Institute: Australia’s unaccounted for emissions could cause Paris target failure

UoM: A review of current and future methane emissions from Australian unconventional oil and gas production

UoM Melbourne Energy Institute: Burping oil and gas infrastructure

The Sydney Morning Herald: ‘Sleeper issue’ of leaking coal seam gas fields may blow hole in emissions goals

Dimitri Lafleur presents “Failing Paris” at the BZE Discussion Group in Dec 2016

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