USEPA Reconsiders Provisions in Oil & Natural Gas Sector NSPS

On April 18, 2017, Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the US EPA, responded to several petitions submitted by the American Petroleum Institute, Texas Oil and Gas Association, Independent Associations and GPA Midstream Association dated August 2, 2016 requesting reconsideration of provisions in USEPA’s Oil and Natural Gas Sector NSPS: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed and Modified […]

It’s Final: EPA Updates to the New Source Performance Standard (40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO) for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry

The amended New Source Performance Standard (NSPS), 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO, for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission and Distribution industry that became effective on December 31, 2014, finalized the amendments and correction of technical errors that EPA previously proposed on July 17, 2014.  This final amendment addresses the following updates: a)      Details […]

The Cloudy Future of Carbon Capture Technology

It seems that as soon as one question is answered, another emerges in its wake, at least when it comes to the future of carbon capture technology.  While the EPA announced new rules for future power plants that confirmed the reliance on the technology in future coal plants, the promise of this technology took a […]

NSPS for Oil and Natural Gas Storage Vessels

Engineers at Smith Management Group are prepared to assist our clients in complying with New Source Performance Standards (NSPSs) for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector.  Storage tanks used in oil or natural gas production and transmission are subject to EPA’s 2012 NSPS for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) if they have the potential to emit […]