Details remain sketchy but a Northern Natural Gas pipeline leak Oct. 22 in Oklahoma is described as one of the worst emission releases seen in the U.S. this year.
Bloomberg reported the pipeline operator, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy spewed a powerful plume of greenhouse gas.
Northern Natural Gas said it happened over a three hour period as crews worked to fix a lake in the pipeline. The company estimated the release involved about 21.8 million cubic feet of natural gas over the time period.
One report said the emission had the same short-term climate-warming impact as the annual emissions from more than 7,700 vehicles in the U.S.