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Gas Industry Objects to Pipeline Agency Rules on Smaller Lines

May 17, 2022, 4:38 PM

Two natural gas trade associations pledged to challenge the Biden administration’s new safety requirements on more than 400,000 miles of smaller gas gathering lines that were previously unregulated but have grown in importance with the shale drilling boom.

WATCH: Are New Pipelines Doomed? Oil & Gas Delivery Explained

Pipeline safety advocates have praised the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s gas gathering rule, which went into effect Monday, as necessary to keep people safe and crack down on methane leaks from gas infrastructure.

But the American Petroleum Institute and GPA Midstream Association have argued it imposes ...