Methane leaks won't be burnt off

Air quality regulators in California have deigned that methane gas leaking from a ruptured subterranean pipeline should not be captured and burnt off. The sulfurous stench of odorized methane has led to the relocation of 6000 households from the Porter Ranch community of northern Los Angeles at the edge of the leaking Aliso Canyon gas storage field. Many locals and campaigners would like to see the facility shut down completely. However, that does not address the problem of the methane leak, which amounts to almost 1400 tonnes of gas each day.