12/05/2023 - Methane Regulation

EPA Methane Rulemaking Timeline (updated Dec. 2023)

On Dec. 2, EPA issued a final rule for oil and gas operations to cut the industry’s methane emissions. We’ve updated our methane rulemaking timeline — and stay tuned for our full analysis of the rule, which is expected to slash methane emissions by nearly 80% through 2038.

The timeline below highlights how the final rule interacts with EPA’s other methane rules.

A chart of timeline estimates for EPA methane rulemakings, includes Section 111 Methane Rule, Revised Subpart W, and Methane Waste Charge.


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