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Biden to Propose Methane Curbs on Existing Oil and Gas Wells

June 11, 2021, 3:21 PM

The Biden administration is moving on two fronts to clamp down on the release of methane from oil and gas equipment, including by imposing a regulation governing on a million existing wells nationwide.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to issue a proposal in October to establish emissions limits for existing oil and gas wells and equipment on private land, according to an administration blueprint of planned regulatory action
  • At the same time, the Bureau of Land Management also is expected to issue a proposed rule governing the venting and flaring of methane from wells on public land
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