14 Dec, 23

New Methane Rule Could Kill Small U.S. Oil and Gas Producers

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Small U.S. oil and gas producers from Texas to Wyoming are concerned that the new federal rule designed to slash methane emissions in the industry could force them to shut down wells and put them out of business. Early this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule that will sharply reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants from the oil and natural gas industry, including from hundreds of thousands of existing sources nationwide, and promote the use of methane detection technologies.   Oil…

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