On Tuesday June 23, World Resources Institute will convene an embargoed press call focusing on the soon-to-be-released publication, Reducing Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Development: Strategies for State-Level Policymakers. The new paper examines how states can set standards and how energy firms can cost-effectively harness available technologies and deploy proven techniques to prevent methane emissions.

The call will feature natural gas and policy experts from WRI, industry and state government.

Natural gas wells leak up to 10 percent or higher of the methane that is accessed, letting harmful emissions, as well as revenue, escape. Some analyses project the industry could save more than $1 billion annually if more stringent policies and effective materials and technologies are utilized. The paper will be released in its entirety on Thursday, June 25th.

The paper and related information is under embargo until Thursday, June 25, at 12:01 a.m. EDT.


Embargoed press call on measures to prevent methane leaks from natural gas production


Tuesday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. EDT


  • Tom Michels, executive director, ONE Future Coalition

  • Michael Obeiter, senior associate, World Resources Institute

  • Michael J. Skindell, Senator, D-Lakewood, 23rd District, Ohio

  • Dena Wojtach, regulatory compliance and support unit supervisor, Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment


1-888-282-0382 517-308-9380

Passcode: WRI


Please RSVP to press@wri.org

For inquiries regarding the paper, please contact John Anthony; (202) 729-7736; janthony@wri.org

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