Colo. Proposes To Control Methane In Oil And Gas Projects

Law360, New York (November 19, 2013, 5:21 PM EST) -- The state of Colorado on Monday proposed to directly regulate methane emissions in oil and gas developments from detection to reduction.

The proposed rules clamping down on emissions of volatile organic compounds would, among other things, require leak detection from tanks, pipelines and other drilling and production processes, set an aggressive timeline for leak repair and require monthly inspections on large emissions sources.

“These proposed rules provide common-sense measures to help ensure Colorado has the cleanest and safest oil and gas industry in the country,” Colorado...
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