Policy & Regulation

US delays methane emission regulation

The United States Bureau of Land Management has put a 12-month delay on the implementation of regulations that would limit methane emissions from oil and gas projects
By Staff reporter 8 December 2017 0 28728

The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has put a 12-month delay on the implementation of regulations that would limit methane emissions from oil and gas projects on federal lands.

The new regulations, which were proposed by former US President Barack Obama’s administration in 2016, were due to take effect on 17 January.

The BLM announced on Thursday that it would conduct a long-term review to decide whether to rescind or revise the proposed ruling to reduce gas emissions from venting, flaring and leaks during oil...