Obama Administration Targets Oil & Gas Industry in Methane Reduction Strategy


On March 28, the Obama Administration unveiled a new Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, as part of the President’s overall Climate Action Plan.

Methane is the second largest source of greenhouse gases, after carbon dioxide (CO2), and it is projected to increase to over 620 million tons of CO2 equivalent by 2030, absent efforts to further reduce emissions. The White House Strategy targets four sectors thought to be the primary sources of domestic methane emissions – agriculture, landfills, coal mining, and oil and gas systems. The Strategy outlined detailed plans for reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations, the second-most significant source of domestic emissions...

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Topics:  Carbon Emissions, Energy, Energy Policy, Environmental Policies, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Oil & Gas

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