Environmentalists, Industry Clash Over Scope Of Pipeline Methane Rule

August 23, 2023
Environmentalists and the oil and gas sector are sparring over the scope of methane leak requirements in a proposed rule from the Transportation Department’s pipeline office seeking to limit leaks and venting at natural gas pipelines. In formal comments filed on the plan ahead of an Aug. 16 deadline, the groups offer competing arguments regarding the types of leaks that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) must require operators to control, as well as the extent to which...

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