National methane rule calls for 45% reduction

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National methane rule calls for 45% reduction

Regulation focuses on gas producers
This images shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, as the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions. This map shows emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003 to 2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher.) Satellite data spotted a surprising hot spot of the potent heat-trapping gas methane over part of the American Southwest. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released the first-ever regulation on methane emissions from the oil-and-gas industry. It calls for as much as a 45 percent reduction in the next 10 years from 2012 levels.

National methane rule calls for 45% reduction

This images shows The Four Corners area, in red, left, as the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions. This map shows emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003 to 2009 (dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher.) Satellite data spotted a surprising hot spot of the potent heat-trapping gas methane over part of the American Southwest. On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency released the first-ever regulation on methane emissions from the oil-and-gas industry. It calls for as much as a 45 percent reduction in the next 10 years from 2012 levels.
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