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Oil and Gas Emissions a Major Contributor to Bad Ozone Days

Oil and Gas Emissions a Major Contributor to Bad Ozone Days


On certain days in 2014, oil and gas emissions made a big contribution to high summertime ozone levels in northeastern Colorado, according to a new study led by CIRES and NOAA researchers. High concentrations of summertime ozone in the northern Front Range of Colorado aren’t limited to the urban Denver area. High ozone levels were also observed in rural areas where oil and gas activity was the primary source of ozone precursors, the study found.

Colorado’s northern Front Range focus of new study
Friday, November 3, 2017
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