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EPA Finalizes Methane Emissions Rule for Oil & Gas Industry


Industry Segment: Production | Word Count: 1082 Words

SUGAR LAND--June 7, 2016--Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.) last month finalized first-ever rules to reduce emissions of methane from new, modified and reconstructed sources in the Oil & Gas industry. That rule also set new standards for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other air toxics, some of which were originally regulated in 2012. With its May 12 announcement, the agency also started a process to assess, and potentially reduce, those emissions from existing sources in the Oil & Gas industry. Within this article: Details rules in context of the Obama administrations goal of reducing methane emissions from the Oil & Gas industry by 40% to 45% from 2012 levels by 2025.

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