EPA final rule expands NSPS to additional gas industry segments

The US Environmental Protection Agency issued final revised new source performance standards (NSPS) to control volatile organic compounds (VOC) and sulfur dioxide emissions from onshore natural gas processing plants. The NSPS rule also expands existing standards to cover VOC released from gas wells, centrifugal compressors, centrifugal compressors, reciprocating processors, pneumatic controllers, and storage vessels, EPA said in a Federal Register notice. It said the final rule also made final residual risk and technology reviews for oil and gas producers and gas pipelines and storage facilities; revised existing leak detection and repair requirements; and established emission limits refl...

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