Colorado becomes first to limit methane emissions statewide


Colorado recently became the first state to enact air quality rules that included measures to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas drilling.

Oil and gas companies will be required to install technology that captures 95% of gas leakage from pipes and equipment, a major source of methane emissions.

Anadarko (APC), Noble Energy (NBL) and Encana (ECA) supported the move, agreeing that some common sense rules were needed to allow the industry to move forward, but the Colorado Oil and Gas Association says the regulations will prove more expensive than believe, upwards of $100M rather than $40M.

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  • shel7518
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    What about all the emissions from pot smoke?
    25 Feb 2014, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • tealone
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    Yea..., pot smoke and all those free ranging cattle!
    25 Feb 2014, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • ckw346
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    about time Colorado and California form a single state. both are full of fruits.
    25 Feb 2014, 01:24 PM Reply Like
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