Budget Proposals Increase For Water Infrastructure

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3

In comments by INGAA and other gas industry trade groups sent to the EPA, INGAA argued that forcing compressor stations to both obtain operating permits for methane emissions and to, where required, reduce those emissions below 25,000 tons a year would "severely challenge natural gas production, transmission, storage and gas distribution facilities, leading to adverse implications for regional and national energy security." The American Gas Association is asking the EPA to increase the threshold to 50,000-100,000 metric tons annually.