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NDPC Joins IPAA in Recommending More Flexibility and Cost Effectiveness in EPA Methane Regulations
WASHINGTON – On Monday, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and a nationwide coalition of independent oil and natural gas producers submitted comments on the EPA’s proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Emissions Guidelines for oil and natural gas operations that were published in November.
“For over the past twelve years IPAA has been actively engaged in working with the EPA to promulgate NSPS for the oil and natural gas sector that are cost-effective, reasonable and justified under the Clean Air Act,” said IPAA President and CEO Barry Russell. “IPAA’s message has been clear and consistent: EPA’s ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to regulating the oil and natural gas industry is inappropriate and disproportionally impacts conventional operations, low production wells, and small businesses.”
In these latest comments, IPAA and the coalition provide recommendations on the EPA’s latest proposals to allow for more advanced technologies to be used for Leak Detection and Repair and to improve their cost-effectiveness and workability for small business, low production wells.
The full independent producer coalition comments can be viewed here.
Independent producer coalition members include:
Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, (AIPRO)
Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA)
Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (EKOGA)
Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia (GO-WV)
Illinois Oil & Gas Association (IOGA)
Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (IPANM)
Indiana Oil and Gas Association (INOGA)
International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)
Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA)
Kentucky Oil & Gas Association (KOGA),
Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA)
National Stripper Well Association (NSWA)
North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC)
Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA)
The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma (The Alliance)
Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW)
Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA)
Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (Texas Alliance)
Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO)
Western Energy Alliance (WEA)
About the Independent Petroleum Association of America
The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is a national upstream trade association representing thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 91 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 83 percent of America’s oil production, 90 percent of its natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) production, and support over 4.5 million American jobs. Learn more about IPAA by visiting www.ipaa.org.
EPA’s ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to regulating the oil and natural gas industry is inappropriate and disproportionally impacts conventional operations, low production wells, and small businesses.
– Barry Russell, President and CEO, IPAA
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