Mandatory GHG reporting nears for onshore US production

Daniel Pring Kleinfelder Littleton, Colo. By Mar. 31, 2012, owners of onshore petroleum and natural gas production operations must report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for calendar year 2011, under the US Environmental Protection Agency's mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule. The final mandatory reporting rule (74 FR 5620), signed Nov. 8, 2010, is in 40 CFR Part 98. At first glance, the reporting requirements seem extensive and costly. Yet with a few steps, an operator can track, reduce, certify, and report its GHG emissions to the EPA and prepare for emerging legal requirements that are likely on their way. This article outlines the new federal GHG requirements for source ...

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