Cheaper, more effective cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161114162305.htm

Abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases but there are so many scattered across the United States that stopping the leaks presents a huge cost for states. Now, a research team including scientists has identified specific well attributes that will allow governments to prioritize their repairs. The researchers say it should be possible to eliminate the majority of emissions while minimizing costs by leaving non-emitting abandoned wells alone.

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