Tag: methane

EPA Requires Energy Producers to Reduce Methane

The EPA has issued a final rule for federal standards to reduce methane emissions from new oil and natural gas wells.  The rule will require energy producers to monitor and limit fugitive emissions during production and transmission of natural gas.  Additionally, regular inspections will also be required for the purpose of finding and correcting methane […]

EPA’s Proposed Methane Updates Estimated to Cost New Landfills $471,000 Annually

According to EPA, methane is a “potent greenhouse gas” that accounts for nearly 9 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  Since 1990, methane pollution in the United States has decreased by 11 percent, even as activities that can produce methane have increased.  However, methane pollution is projected to increase to over […]

Obama's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

On Friday March 28, 2014, the Obama administration released its Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions as part of its Climate Action Plan. Methane accounts for nearly 9 percent of the domestic greenhouse gas emissions and is the second largest greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide.  The White House said while methane emissions in the United States […]