Tag: VOC


Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On Oct. 20, 2016, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidelines for reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from existing oil and natural gas equipment.   These guidelines are referred to as “Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry“.  EPA states “CTGs are not regulations and do not impose legal requirements on […]


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 […]


Kentucky’s Approach to the Implementation of Oil and Natural Gas Air Pollution Standard found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO

Currently the Storage Vessels (Tanks that store crude oil, condensate, intermediate hydrocarbon liquids or produced water) located at oil and natural gas production well facilities, gathering facilities, gas processing facilities and transmission facilities are required to meet the requirements found in the federal regulation, 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO. To find out more about this […]


Kentucky’s Approach to the Implementation of Oil and Natural Gas Air Pollution Standard found in 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO

Currently the Storage Vessels (Tanks that store crude oil, condensate, intermediate hydrocarbon liquids or produced water) located at oil and natural gas production well facilities, gathering facilities, gas processing facilities and transmission facilities are required to meet the requirements found in the federal regulation, 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO. To find out more about this […]


EPA updates VOC Performance Standards for the Storage Tanks

EPA has issued final updates to its 2012 VOC performance standards for storage tanks used in crude oil and natural gas production and transmission. The updates will ensure the tanks likely to have the highest emissions are controlled first, while providing tank owners and operators time to purchase and install VOC controls. The amendments reflect […]