Oil Industry Flags Concern About EPA's Methane 'Super Emitter' Plan

"WASHINGTON - U.S. oil industry groups said on Monday they are concerned the Biden administration's proposed plan to crack down on methane emissions gives too much power to environmental advocacy groups, by forcing companies to react when third-parties report suspected leaks of the powerful greenhouse gas.

The Environmental Protection Agency last year unveiled a plan that would allow approved and "credible" third parties using remote sensing technology to report suspected "super emitter" leaks of at least 100 kilograms per hour.

Once notified, the company involved would be required to perform a root-cause analysis within five days and take corrective actions within 10 days, according to the plan."

Valerie Volcovici reports for Reuters February 13, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 02/14/2023