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Bakken Oil Field Main Source Of Uptick In Pollution

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According to a new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan, an oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane. The study found that fossil fuel production at the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana is emitting roughly 2 percent of the ethane detected in the Earth's atmosphere. Along with its chemical cousin methane, ethane is a hydrocarbon that is a significant component of natural gas.