EPA Proposes Amendments to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On September 11, 2018, EPA proposed targeted improvements to the 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and gas industry that streamline implementation, reduce duplicative EPA and state requirements, and significantly decrease unnecessary burdens on domestic energy producers. Read this release here - https://www.epa.gov/controlling-air-pollution-oil-and-natural-gas-industry/proposed-improvements-2016-new-source

September 11th, 2018|General|

New York Times news release Sept. 10, 2018 – Trump administration looks to roll back leak detection regulations

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, taking its third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change, is preparing to make it significantly easier for energy companies to release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, which is among the most powerful greenhouse gases, routinely leaks from oil and gas wells, and energy companies have [...]

September 11th, 2018|General|

Move over Method-21, OGI cameras poised to improve LDAR

With new optical gas imaging (OGI) technology, in lieu of the Environmental Protection Agency’s old Method-21 “sniffing” for Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), that approach not only is practical, it’s preferred, said Brandon Mogan, president of Tora Consulting, which provides environmental and engineering business advisory services. Mogan delivered his message to terminal owners and operators [...]

September 3rd, 2018|General|