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September 25, 2020: According to a report by S&P Global Ratings, the decrease in economic activity brought about by the pandemic has resulted in a substantial decrease of global greenhouse gas emissions, although not nearly enough compared with what would be needed to meet targets under the Paris climate accord.
September 24, 2020: The development of sophisticated continuous monitoring equipment, and the resultant decrease in cost of that equipment, is giving operators the ability to survey the air quality across entire oil fields, pinpointing the locations of any leaks that do occur.
September 22, 2020: 'In the US, there are 630,000 leaks in the distribution systems and the total volume of gas leaked is on the order of five times greater than current EPA estimates,' Joe von Fischer, an associate biology professor at Colorado State University, said in an interview.
September 21, 2020: A Canadian company debuts a powerful new capability to monitor the potent greenhouse gas.
September 17, 2020: A court has temporarily halted an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that rescinded Obama-era standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, preventing the rollback from taking effect for the time being. A panel of three...
September 16, 2020: A coalition of environmental and tribal groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its rollback of two rules meant to limit the amount of methane emitted by the oil and gas sector. The lawsuits, announced late Tuesday, target...
September 14, 2020: A coalition of 20 states and four municipalities sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday over its rollback of methane emissions standards for oil and gas production. Last month, the EPA formally rescinded Obama-era standards...
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September 10, 2020: 'What we’ve seen, especially with some of the larger companies like Exxon and Shell taking action voluntarily, but they publicly agree that methane should be regulated. It’s one of those instances where the regulation has gone even more lax than what industry would have wanted,' Holzman said.
September 4, 2020: “Europe, more than anywhere else on the planet is seeking to build an ‘After Paris’ world,” writes Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit and a member of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations.
August 25, 2020: A coalition of 87 House lawmakers is asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its latest rules rescinding standards for methane emissions in the oil and gas industry.“Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gases...
August 25, 2020: HAPPY TUESDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at...
August 22, 2020: The current industry schism over the EPA rule change reflects differing value calculations among industry players, with the independent producers looking at the immediate benefits of lighter federal regulation.
August 14, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced new rules to reduce Obama-era methane pollution regulation.
August 14, 2020: The Trump administration has authorized the rollback of an Obama-era rule designed to limit methane leaks, a change environmental advocates say is illegal. Small oil and gas operators support the move, but major companies who were already exceeding the rule's requirements oppose it.
August 14, 2020: Many major oil companies don’t support the Trump administration’s latest roll back standards that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA on Thursday finalized rules that, among other things, rescind standards that specifically regulate...
August 14, 2020: TGIF! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at rfrazin@thehill...
August 13, 2020: The rule would end Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.
August 13, 2020: Methane is a greenhouse gas that heats the planet far faster than CO2 and addressing it is critical to slowing global heating The Trump administration is revoking rules that require oil and gas drillers to detect and fix leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas that heats the planet far faster than carbon dioxide.Methane ...
August 13, 2020: Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) unveiled a bill on Thursday that aims to hold natural gas producers liable for major leaks. The bill comes the same day that the Trump administration is expected to roll back methane regulations...
August 13, 2020: Donald Trump is seeking to roll back rules to cut methane emissions, which are part of Obama's legacy. While it may give him a bump for now, it may ultimately burn the natural gas business.
August 13, 2020: Trump's new rule on methane pollution could be swiftly reversed if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the November presidential election and Democrats win control of the Senate.
August 13, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday finalized rescinded standards for methane emissions in the oil and gas industry and foreshadowed similar actions for other pollutants.The finalized rule rescinds standards that specifically...
August 13, 2020: The weakening of Obama-era efforts to fight climate change amounts to a gift to many oil companies. Researchers warn that the decision ignores science.
August 13, 2020: HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill's roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at rbeitsch@thehill.com. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at...