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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters. President Richard Nixon proposed the establishment of EPA on July 9, 1970; it began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order.

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Costly Consequences as E&Ps Navigate Methane Mitigation

Oil and gas companies are adjusting to an evolving emissions reduction landscape as state and federal regulators target methane emissions.

EPA Approves Piñon Midstream Plan for CO2 Storage Project in New Mexico

Piñon Midstream’s two wells at its Dark Horse Treating Facility will inject greenhouse gases permanently underground.

Belcher: Brace for Onslaught of New Biden Regulations

A slew of rulemakings, executive orders and policy decisions affecting energy are headed this way.

US EPA Removes Existing Gas Plants From Proposed Carbon Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will exclude existing natural gas power plants from its proposed carbon regulations that it plans to finalize in April. 

Tax Credit’s Silence on Blue Hydrogen Adds Uncertainty

Proposed rules for the 45V hydrogen production tax credit leave blue hydrogen up in the air, but producers planning to use natural gas with carbon capture and storage have options.

Louisiana ‘Ready to Roll’ After EPA Grants Authority Over CCS Wells

Louisiana’s Office of Conservation is “staffed up and ready” after the EPA granted the state oversight of carbon sequestration wells.

Methane Emissions: A Three-pronged Regulatory Blitz

A number of regulatory forces are in motion to lower methane emissions that are going to have a profound impact on the U.S. oil and natural gas industry in the coming years.

Column: High Court’s Water Ruling Provides Clarity … or Not

Murkiness remains for projects involving water, despite clarity from Supreme Court on the limits of EPA’s power.

Constellation Energy Supports EPA’s Carbon Reduction Guidelines

Constellation Energy CEO Joe Dominguez said he is “disappointed” in peers that don’t agree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's “practical” and “flexible” proposal.

Carbon Capture and Capitalization: Industry Transforms, Tackles the Transition

While progress is being made to achieve net-zero emissions by 2030, there is still much to be done, and the key may lie with carbon capture and storage.

US to Spend $700MM for Oil and Gas Sector to Cut Methane Emissions

The $700 million provided by the U.S. will be accompanied by technical assistance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

US Boosts Biofuel Mandates Over Next 3 Years, but Biofuel Groups Feel Shortchanged

The Environmental Protection Agency has established biofuel blending volumes for 2023 through 2025, ranging from 20.94 billion gallons in 2023 to 21.54 billion gallons in 2024 and 22.33 billion gallons in 2025.

Biden Administration Could Delay Electric Vehicles Biofuel Program Decision

The Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly extending the liquid fuels program to electric vehicles, thus delaying the Biden administration's decision.

COP27: US Targets Methane in 'Relentless' Emissions Focus

In a new plan to eliminate methane leaks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a program to detect the biggest methane emitting sites and notify the owner, making the leak information public.

EPA Chief: Biden’s Methane Emission Curbs to Exceed Obama’s

‘There’s lot of room to be more ambitious,’ Regan says ahead of the administration’s release of its 2030 emission reduction targets.