Articles | Volume 45
Adv. Geosci., 45, 125–131, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-45-125-2018
Adv. Geosci., 45, 125–131, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/adgeo-45-125-2018

  10 Aug 2018

10 Aug 2018

Methane and ethane emission scenarios for potential shale gas production in Europe

Antoon J. H. Visschedijk et al.

Related authors

Global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and uncertainties as a prior for Earth system modelling and data assimilation
Margarita Choulga, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Ingrid Super, Efisio Solazzo, Anna Agusti-Panareda, Gianpaolo Balsamo, Nicolas Bousserez, Monica Crippa, Hugo Denier van der Gon, Richard Engelen, Diego Guizzardi, Jeroen Kuenen, Joe McNorton, Gabriel Oreggioni, and Antoon Visschedijk
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5311–5335, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5311-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5311-2021, 2021
Short summary
CAMS-REG-v4: a state-of-the-art high-resolution European emission inventory for air quality modelling
Jeroen Kuenen, Stijn Dellaert, Antoon Visschedijk, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen, Ingrid Super, and Hugo Denier van der Gon
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-242,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2021-242, 2021
Preprint under review for ESSD
Short summary
Uncertainty analysis of a European high-resolution emission inventory of CO2 and CO to support inverse modelling and network design
Ingrid Super, Stijn N. C. Dellaert, Antoon J. H. Visschedijk, and Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 1795–1816, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1795-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-1795-2020, 2020
Short summary
TNO_CAMS high resolution European emission inventory 2000–2014 for anthropogenic CO2 and future years following two different pathways
Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon, Jeroen J. P. Kuenen, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Ulrike Döring, Sander Jonkers, and Antoon Visschedijk
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-124,https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-124, 2017
Revised manuscript has not been submitted
Short summary
Curriculum vitae of the LOTOS–EUROS (v2.0) chemistry transport model
Astrid M. M. Manders, Peter J. H. Builtjes, Lyana Curier, Hugo A. C. Denier van der Gon, Carlijn Hendriks, Sander Jonkers, Richard Kranenburg, Jeroen J. P. Kuenen, Arjo J. Segers, Renske M. A. Timmermans, Antoon J. H. Visschedijk, Roy J. Wichink Kruit, W. Addo J. van Pul, Ferd J. Sauter, Eric van der Swaluw, Daan P. J. Swart, John Douros, Henk Eskes, Erik van Meijgaard, Bert van Ulft, Peter van Velthoven, Sabine Banzhaf, Andrea C. Mues, Rainer Stern, Guangliang Fu, Sha Lu, Arnold Heemink, Nils van Velzen, and Martijn Schaap
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4145–4173, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4145-2017,https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4145-2017, 2017
Short summary

Cited articles

Alvarez, R. A., Pacala, S. W., Winebrake, J. J., Chameides, W. L., and Hamburg, S. P.: Methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 6435–6440, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1202407109, 2012. 
Berner, U.: Entwicklung und Anwendung empirischer Modelle für die Isotopenvariationen in Mischungen thermogener Erdgase (PhD thesis), Technische Univ. Clausthal, Clausthal, Germany, 1989. 
Bullin, K. A. and Krouskop, P. E.: Compositional variety complicates processing plans for US shale gas, Oil Gas J., 107, 50–55, 2009. 
Dalsøren, S. B., Myhre, G., Hodnebrog, Ø., Lund Myhre, C., Stohl, A., Pisso, I., Schwietzke, S., Höglund-Isaksson, L., Helmig, D., Reimann, S., Sauvage, S., Schmidbauer, N., Read, K. A., Carpenter, L. J., Lewis, A. C., Punjabi, S., and Wallaschm M.: Discrepancy between simulated and observed ethane and propane levels explained by underestimated fossil emissions, Nat. Geosci., 11, 178–184, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-018-0073-0, 2018. 
Download
Short summary
Electricity produced by gas instead of coal is more climate-friendly as it emits 2 times less CO2 but with methane leakage rates > 3 % of production this advantage is lost. Ethane in (shale)gas can be used to identify gas leakage. The ratio of ethane/methane for European shale gas plays is derived and emission under different production and leakage scenarios is quantified. This can be used to design an atmospheric monitoring system that alerts competent authorities if unacceptable leakage occurs.