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DEP urged to close ‘loopholes’ in new regulation on VOCs and methane

The public comment period, which closed Monday, included a group of 50 institutional investors with $4 trillion in assets who issued a statement in support of the rule.

By Jon Hurdle

Study finds methane leaks in PA are much higher than state reports

Companies use EPA formulas that base emissions on the equipment in use. But the Environmental Defense Fund says when you measure leaks in the field, they’re “always much higher” than the estimates.

By Reid Frazier

Q&A: Princeton U. researchers say controlling methane leaks can ‘pay off quickly’ to lessen effects of climate change

Research included areas in western Pennsylvania
By Steven Schultz, Princeton University




DEP moving forward with emission rules for existing oil and gas sources

The rules the DEP is crafting for existing sources will target volatile organic compounds

By Marie Cusick

Study: Methane emissions cancel near-term climate benefits of natural gas

Natural has been hailed as a cleaner-burning fuel that’s better than coal, but researchers find methane leaks are doubling the climate footprint of gas

By Marie Cusick

Pennsylvania, for first time, sets methane requirements on natural gas wells

Pennsylvania moved to regulate the greenhouse gas as the Trump administration tries to roll back federal methane rules. The state permits apply to new and modified wells and related compressor stations, but not to the state’s 11,000 existing Marcellus shale gas wells.

By Reid Frazier

Updated: May 20, 2018 | 6:04 pm

Range Resources shareholders demand review of methane emissions  

Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, could offset the lower carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas. The resolution, which passed with just more than 50 percent of shareholders’ votes, asks for reduction targets, among other things.

By Jon Hurdle
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