While I was at the FSA meeting this past week, the EPA finalized a key guideline relating to Emissions reduction. Below is an excerpt from a blog posted yesterday by the Environmental Defense Fund.
“This week, in a move forward, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized emission reduction guidelines for states to address ozone smog emissions from oil and gas operations, known as Control Technique Guidelines….
Once fully implemented by states, the Guidelines are estimated to reduce VOC emissions by about 80,000 tons per year, methane emissions by about 200,000 tons per year, and other hazardous air pollutants by about 3,000 tons per year. The Guidelines include recommendations for storage tanks, controllers and pumps, and compressors, and include leak detection and repair requirements, utilizing available technologies and common-sense approaches that help save natural gas that otherwise would go to waste.”