Session 9 Air Emissions and Air Quality Impacts from Oil and Gas Development -Part II

Tuesday, 24 January 2017: 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
401 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry
Jessica B. Gilman, NOAA, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO and Arsineh Hecobian, Colorado State Univ., Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO

Improved capabilities for horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing over the past decade led to significant increases in unconventional oil and gas production in several regions of the United States. This development has raised concerns regarding emissions of greenhouse gases, air toxics, and precursors to ozone and fine particle formation. This session solicits presentations examining all aspects of air emissions and/or air quality or climate impacts of methane, volatile organic compounds, and nitrogen oxides from all stages of oil and gas development.

4:15 PM
An Overview of the Bakken Air Quality Study
Anthony J. Prenni, National Park Service, Denver, CO; and D. Day, A. R. Evanoski-Cole, B. C. Sive, A. Hecobian, Y. Zhou, K. A. Gebhart, J. L. Hand, A. P. Sullivan, W. C. Malm, J. L. Collett Jr., and B. A. Schichtel
4:30 PM
Emission Rates of Volatile Organic Compounds from Natural Gas Extraction and Production Activities in Colorado
Arsineh Hecobian, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and A. Clements, L. P. MacDonald, Y. Zhou, K. Shonkwiler, B. L. Wells, Y. Desyaterik, J. Ham, J. R. Pierce, and J. L. Collett Jr.

4:45 PM
Exploring the Influence of Oil and Gas Emissions on Photochemistry in the Northern Colorado Front Range During Summer 2015
Emily V. Fischer, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and A. Abeleira, E. Emerson, I. Pollack, D. K. Farmer, J. Lindaas, F. Flocke, J. R. Roscioli, and S. C. Herndon

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