Policy & Regulation

US EPA delays methane monitoring requirement

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has delayed the requirement for oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks from their facilities.
By Staff reporter 21 April 2017 0 25589

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delayed the requirement for oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks from their facilities, according to The Japan Times.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s administrator, instituted the delay as the agency is reconsidering the measure, which was introduced in 2016. It is the latest in a number of actions taken by Pruitt to reduce the environmental regulations imposed on the oil and gas sector by former US President Barack Obama.

The American Petroleum Institute and...