Really, way too idiotic on the face of them to even start. But a tacit admission that he is without any actually valid arguments, so again, a tacit agreement with cid's post.
Once again showing either your inability to read posts or actually understand anything.
It was claimed:
fudge the numbers a bit, manipulate the statistics, point to the left hand, to distract from the right, and wala, the fossil-fuel industry once again makes money hand-over-fist, w
to which I responded that oil companies have hardly made money hand over fist given they are struggling at natural gas prices over the past few years to turn a profit at all.
It was also claimed: the gas production has crippled the competing coal industry (this being presented as if it was a bad thing).
The paper I pointed to indicated that regardless of there being more methane released from well
asassessments using 100-year impact indicators show system-wide leakage is unlikely to be large enough to negate climate benefits of coal-to-NG substitution.
As well pointing fingers at the oil and gas industry with regards to methane when the total industry only accounts for 1/4 of the emissions is at best ridiculous. Add to that the EPA Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in 2015 indicated that since 2011 methane emissions from the Petroleum and Natural Gas sector have decreased steadily form 83.6 MM Tonnes to 73.0 million Tonnes during a period where shale gas exploration was rapidly expanding.
- oil and gas companies are not making windfall profits from natural gas, they haven't since around 2007
- CH4 emissions from oil and gas operations have been decreasing while activity has been increasing
- CH4 emissions from oil and gas operations are only 1/4 of the total known emissions. Agriculture makes up a much larger percentage.
-CH4 super emitters (single wells with a casing leak much like in California recently) account for the largest proportion of methane release from oil and gas.....fixing a few wells could almost eliminate the problem. The suggestion that all wells leak methane is absolutely absurd.
So perhaps before you call someone an idiot you should do a bit of research and actually look in a mirror.