A large cloud of planet-warming methane was detected in the natural gas-rich San Juan Basin in New Mexico by geoanalytics company Kayrros SAS. A large number of gas companies operate wells and pipelines in the area where a satellite saw the billowing greenhouse gas. The plume’s shape indicates that it may come from several mid-sized sources rather than a big one, according to Kayrros. The methane appeared to be above a gas well operated by Hilcorp Energy Co. as well as near gas pipelines operated by companies including Enterprise Products Partners LP and Kinder Morgan Inc. There are also coal mines in the area that could be a source of the plume, Kayrros said. Kinder Morgan said it can’t verify the plume is due to a release on its system, and that it has “practices in place to limit natural gas releases that occur during planned and unplanned maintenance […]