Energy Transition

Nord Stream methane leaks are ‘world’s worst’ – what does it mean for climate change?

Gas leak at Nord Stream 2 as seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm, Denmark September 27, 2022.

Ruptures of the Nord Stream gas pipelines are expected to cause the world’s biggest single leak of methane gas. Image: Danish Defence Command/Forsvaret Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Victoria Masterson
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Illustration of common methane sources.
Fossil fuel extraction, agriculture and waste are the three biggest emitters of methane. Image: NSW Environment Protection Authority


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Estimated annual sectoral methane emissions by region.
Coal mining, oil and gas, agriculture and the waste industry, including landfills, are the biggest methane emitters. Image: Climate & Clean Air Coalition

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