December 2021, Vol. 248, No. 12


Biden Methane Proposal Ups Pipeline Responsibility

By Stephen Barlas, Contributing Editor, Washington D.C. The Biden administration proposal to limit methane emissions from pipeline transmission compressors and pneumatic controllers goes beyond what the Obama administration had put in place in 2017.    The Trump administration dropped those Obama methane rules only to have Congress this past summer, controlled by Democrats, pass a resolution of disapproval of the Trump rule, forcing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repropose the Obama rules with some additional controls.   In addition, the EPA says it is considering even more aggressive regulation in 2022 for certain oil and gas operations, in the cas

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