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January 20, 2015 06:00 ET

EPA Plans Summer Release of Methane-Reduction Rule for Oil & Gas Industry, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2015) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Washington, D.C.) announced January 14 it would release a draft rule this summer aimed at significantly cutting emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from new and modified Oil & Gas production sources and from natural gas processing and transmission sources. The draft rule will seek to reduce emissions from the Oil & Gas Industry by 40% to 45% from 2012 levels by 2025. It is part of a multi-agency Obama administration effort to trim emissions of methane and other gases widely believed to cause climate change.

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