The Validation of Emission Rate Estimation Methods
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Oil and natural gas production throughout the United States has been dramatically increasing in recent years, due in large part to hydraulic fracturing processes and horizontal drilling techniques that allow for extraction from unconventional wells. The rise in well drilling and completion activities raises concern over potential air quality impacts on nearby communities. Methane, other volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and nitrogen oxides (NOₓ) may be emitted into the atmosphere during well development and production activities. Methane is a greenhouse gas, VOCs and NOₓ act as ozone precursors, ...