"Federal Pipeline Agency Rolls Out Methane Proposal"

"Federal pipeline regulators Friday formally proposed their first regulations to crack down on natural gas leaks from pipelines to reduce pollution and the effects of climate change.

“Quick detection of methane leaks is an important way to keep communities safe and help curb climate change” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement Friday. “We are proposing a long-overdue modernization of the way we identify and fix methane leaks, thereby reducing emissions and strengthening protections for the American people.”

The proposal would cover the 2.7 million miles of transmission, distribution and other pipelines under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. It would also cover underground natural gas storage facilities and liquefied natural gas facilities."

Mike Soraghan reports for E&E News May 05, 2023.


"New Pipeline Agency Rule Aimed At Cutting Methane Leaks" (AP)

Source: E&E News, 05/08/2023