"Trump’s Methane Rule Rollback Divides Oil and Gas Industry"

"HOUSTON — Oil and gas producers might have been expected to welcome a decision to loosen regulations affecting their business. But their reaction to the Trump administration’s move to roll back methane-emissions rules revealed at least tactical divisions on climate policy.

Contradictory voices quickly emerged Thursday between those who supported the move as a boon to domestic energy production and others who viewed it as a counterproductive measure that would sully the reputation of natural gas as a clean fuel.

Global oil and gas companies generally distanced themselves from the administration decision, while smaller domestic companies that are struggling to make a profit at a time of low oil and gas prices said they supported the rollback."

Clifford Krauss reports for the New York Times August 29, 2019.


"Major Endowments Prod Oil Firms to Ignore Trump’s Methane Rollback" (Bloomberg)

"Politics Of Climate Change Put Corporations In Tough Spot" (AP)

"Trump Gives Businesses Deregulation Whether They Want It or Not" (Bloomberg)

"E.P.A. to Roll Back Regulations on Methane, a Potent Greenhouse Gas" (New York Times)

"Oil Industry Group Responds To Methane Limit Rollback" (NPR)

"Trump EPA Proposes Scrapping Methane Limits At Oil And Gas Operations" (Reuters)

"Factbox: U.S. Oil And Gas Regulatory Rollbacks Under Trump" (Reuters)

"Major Climate Change Rules the Trump Administration Is Reversing" (New York Times)

"Trump's EPA Targets Methane Rules for Oil and Gas Industry in Latest Rollback" (InsideClimate News)

"Trump Administration To Roll Back Obama-Era Pollution Regulations" (Guardian)

"EPA Moves To Revoke Rules On Oil Industry Methane Leaks" (AP)


Source: NY Times, 08/30/2019