WASHINGTON, DC—This week, Resources for the Future released a new installment of Resources Radio: "Does the Shale Boom Equal Climate Doom?, with RFF's Daniel Raimi.”
Host Kristin Hayes talks with Daniel Raimi, host of Resources Radio and a senior research associate at RFF. They discuss Daniel's latest research on the oil and gas industry and his new paper, "The Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Increased US Oil and Gas Production."
Daniel Raimi further discusses this research in a recent blog, “Stepping on the Gas: The Evolving Climate Impacts of the US Shale Boom.”
Notable quotes from the podcast:
- “It's relatively easy to estimate the effects of natural gas on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, because natural gas is traded primarily domestically . . . Whereas with the oil story, you sort of have to think of globally”—Daniel Raimi (5:14)
- “It's not just that we're using more oil and natural gas . . . in a high oil and gas production scenario, we're emitting more methane.”—Daniel Raimi (9:52)
- “So, in the high oil and gas world compared to the low oil and gas world, my estimate is that globally we're consuming about 3 million barrels per day more oil”—Daniel Raimi (15:22)