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Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast

US producers fight federal rules limiting methane from oil, gas operations

December 18, 2017 (10:12 mins)



Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid

US producers continue to fight against federal rules limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations. The Trump administration has put an Obama-era methane rule on hold until 2019 as they draft another, likely weaker rule, but a major industry group has launched a methane emissions program they believe may address the problem.

On this week's podcast we talk with Dan Naatz, a senior vice president with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, about the impact of methane rules on US drillers, Erik Milito, director of upstream and industry operations with the American Petroleum Institute about a new voluntary industry effort to combat methane emissions, and Matt Watson, an associate vice president with the Environmental Defense Fund, about why API's effort will not be enough to address the issue.


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