September 2020, Vol. 247, No. 9


EPA Drops Methane Emissions Rule

P&GJ Staff Report The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is dropping rules established in 2016 to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production and pipelines, a move that was applauded by the American Petroleum Institute but may have little effect on much of the industry.  EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement at an event in Pennsylvania a beneficiary of growing Marcellus Shale natural gas production. Wheeler, who was joined by Deputy Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes and U.S. Congressman Guy Reschenthaler, used the mid-August event to highlight the Trump administration’s support. “Regulatory burdens

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