Methane Rules for the Oil and Gas Sector

A compilation of our podcasts, legal analyses, and Regulatory Tracker pages about the Biden administration’s efforts to strengthen methane regulation from the oil and gas sector, and the regulatory history starting with the Obama administration.

As these federal methane rules are developed, there is an opportunity to consider how they can be designed to work together effectively and how they can collectively create incentives to reduce emissions to the greatest degree. Watch our video explaining how federal agencies can collaborate to make this happen.


Legal Analyses

Regulatory Tracker Pages

  • On our EPA VOC and Methane Standards for Oil and Gas Facilities page we discuss why regulation of this powerful greenhouse gas matters and track the timeline of events and litigation around the rulemaking from the Obama administration to the present. (Ongoing)
  • On our BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule page we track rulemakings and litigation on gas that is wasted through venting, flaring, and leaks by oil and gas lessees on public lands. (Ongoing)