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Oil and Gas Companies Find (Some) Value in Capturing Methane

Aug. 29, 2018, 10:30 AM

Oil and natural gas companies have been cutting methane emissions from wells, tanks, pipelines, and other equipment while uneasily looking over their shoulders at regulators pressuring them to cut more.

These efforts are continuing even as the Trump administration moves to roll back rules on methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Expected any day is a final rule that will eliminate most of the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule, which tightened methane emissions standards for all oil and gas drilling and production on federal and Indian lands.

But companies are taking an underlying long-term trend of...

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