ABSTRACT

Oil and Gas: Federal Actions Needed to Address Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Development, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Methane is emitted into the atmosphere during oil and gas production--either through intentional releases or leaks. These emissions also result in the loss of marketable natural gas. BLM [Bureau of Land Management] oversees oil and gas operations on federal lands, and EPA regulates emissions from these operations. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review methane emissions from oil and gas development on federal lands. This report (1) describes the steps federal agencies have taken to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas, and implementation challenges; (2) examines actions selected industry entities are taking to reduce methane emissions; and (3) examines how selected states regulate methane emissions and to what extent those efforts could inform federal actions."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104759
Publisher:
Date:
2022-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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