Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2023, 6:24 PM

Biden Officials Huddle Over Green Gas Rules With Oil Industry

Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Jennifer A. Dlouhy
Bloomberg News

Biden administration officials are meeting with oil industry and environmental leaders as they weigh setting federal standards for so-called green natural gas intended to lure European buyers.

A closed-door meeting is scheduled for Thursday morning in Houston between the Energy Department, gas producers and third-party methane-analysis experts, according to people familiar with the discussions who requested anonymity.

The roundtable comes amid a surge of interest in certifying gas as “responsibly sourced” as a way to overcome reluctance among European fuel buyers to purchase US supplies.

Although gas is cleaner than coal, that environmental advantage can be offset by leaks in ...

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