California Proposes Methane Emission Rule

By Richard Nemec, NGI Daily Gas Price Index. 

California air pollution regulators on Tuesday issued proposed regulations for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for all oil and natural gas facilities, including methane emission requirements for gas storage facilities.

A public hearing is scheduled July 21 in Sacramento.

"The proposed regulation covers GHG emissions, predominantly methane, from oil and natural gas production, natural gas gathering and boosting stations, and natural gas processing, as well as from natural gas storage and transmission compressor stations," said the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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