Methane Rule Knowledge Center

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EPA's Methane Rule

Then EPA new Methane Rule is here. Do you fully understand how to become compliant?

Refers to specific regulatory standards targeting emissions from new, modified, or reconstructed sources in the oil and gas sector, focusing on the detection, reporting, and repair of methane leaks. The rule also calls for the elimination of routine flaring of associated gases. This provision is designed to tighten control over methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, to mitigate climate change impact and improve air quality.

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Outlines regulations aimed at controlling emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane from existing oil and gas facilities. It expands upon earlier standards, setting forth stricter requirements for monitoring, maintaining, and reporting emissions to ensure a significant reduction in the sector's environmental footprint. States will be required to design and execute plans to meet EPA requirements or adopt the federal plan.

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The protocol known as Appendix K applies to the deployment of OGI technology at the wellsite and in the midstream sector to identify methane using a thermal infrared camera. EPA will now require the use of Optical Gas Imaging (OGI), and the requirements will apply to the performance of the cameras, operator training, and recordkeeping.

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LDAR (Leak Detection and Repair) is a set of procedures and technologies required for systematically identifying and repairing leaks of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in oil and gas infrastructure. The frequency of LDAR surveys depends on the type of facility and the method used for surveying.

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BLM’s Methane Rule

Stay on top of your BLM Methane Rule compliance with our quick reference sheet.

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Where Do You Start?

Compliance for the new methane rule begins with a thorough understanding of its requirements and how they apply to your operations. The steps here will help you to take the appropriate actions to be in compliance.


Conduct an audit of all equipment. Operators need a complete inventory of their equipment.

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Identify Policy Changes

Identify Quad-O policy changes that are relevant to your sites. Be sure to include requirements for all equipment including compressors, pneumatic controllers, pneumatic pumps, etc.

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All sites, including shut-in wells, will require monitoring. The rule requires specific methods of detection be used. Research your options. Keep in mind the frequency of required LDAR monitoring has increased.

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Stay Informed

If your inventory includes facilities constructed or modified before December 6, 2022, these facilities will be regulated by emissions guidelines established by the individual states. States have two years to develop their plans. Stay informed as your respective state develops a plan.

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Act Now

If your inventory includes new sources, those facilities constructed or modified after December 6, 2022, the 60-day clock for compliance began on March 8 when the final rule appeared in the Federal Register. If you haven’t developed a compliance plan, time is of the essence. You must act now.

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Develop a Lasting Plan

For new sources, a two-year phase-in period is required for eliminating routine flaring of associated gas. The time is now to research and develop a plan to eliminate flaring in your operations.

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What Solutions Are Available To You?

No matter what obstacles the new Methane Rule puts in your way, there are solutions to every single one.

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Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review

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On March 8, 2024, The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane rule regulations are set to be go into publication. Thus, marking a significant shift in the regulatory landscape for the oil and gas industry. Companies must adapt to these new regulations while maintaining operational efficiency and competitiveness as the…

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