EPA Data Show Across-the-Board Drops in Total Methane Emissions in Top Oil, Natural Gas Producing Basins
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials will hold a hearing titled “America Leads the Way: Our History as the Global Leader at Reducing Emissions.”
It’s an opportune time to be discussing American leadership in greenhouse gas emissions reduction. On Thursday, diplomats, state leaders, advocates, activists, the private sector, and researchers will convene in Dubai to discuss global energy and climate policy including methane emissions management at the 28th U.N. Conference of Parties, or COP28. And in the United States, President Biden plans to build on his administration’s aggressive climate policy with the imminent release of several methane rules targeting the oil and natural gas industry, including EPA’s controversial proposed methane rule.
With methane management front and center, it’s important to note that America’s leading oil and natural gas producers have successfully reduced total methane volumes in each major producing basin over the last five years while simultaneously achieving record production.