DOT Proposes Overhaul Of Pipeline Rules Limiting Methane Leaks, Venting

May 5, 2023
The Transportation Department’s pipeline agency is issuing long-awaited proposed standards to curb methane leaks and venting from natural gas pipelines, a move officials say would reduce emissions by over half from regulated facilities. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) May 5 proposal , directed by a provision in the 2020 bipartisan energy law, would cover 2.7 million miles of gas transmission, distribution, and gathering pipelines, over 400 gas storage facilities, and 165 liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. The...

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