Limiting Methane Leakage from Natural Gas Infrastructure

The Governor has directed DEQ to develop a framework for limiting methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure. As part of this process, an ad hoc work group has been established to support DEQ in the collection and evaluation of data to inform the regulation development process.

Additional Methane Information

See the webpage, Limiting Methane Leakage from Landfills  for additional information on limiting methane emissions.

What's New

May 2019

March 2019

  • Minutes for the first meeting of the ad hoc work group for methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure (Rev A19) are now available on Town Hall.


Links to additional studies/analyses shared by the members of the ad hoc work group:

American Association for the Advancement of Science: Rising methane: a new climate Challenge

Cornell Chronicle: Industrial methane emissions are underreported, study finds

NOAA Methane Study provided by CNX: NOAA: Previous Methane Studies Overestimated U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Emissions

EDF Analysis: Does new NOAA study really show that methane emissions have been overestimated? No.

Midland Reporter Telegram-Article Regarding Leak Detection Methods in Texas: Kairos Aerospace conducting Permian-wide scan in search for methane leaks

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