Oil & Gas Groups Urge EPA To Revisit Methane Rule Well Closure Mandates

June 14, 2024
Two oil and gas sector trade associations are pressing EPA to reconsider provisions in its methane rule that specify conditions for operators to end emissions monitoring requirements at closing wells, arguing the requirements duplicate state programs, the agency lacks authority for them, and they could slow closure of such wells. The pitch is part of a broader administrative petition the groups filed last month seeking reconsideration of dozens of elements of the methane rule, a document that suggests the well...

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