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Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Recent Actions

On August 13, 2020, EPA issued two final rules that will make it simpler and less burdensome for the oil and natural gas industry to comply with the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. Learn more.

Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

EPA’s Clean Air Act regulations for the oil and natural gas industry help combat climate change and reduce air pollution that harms public health. The regulations apply to equipment and activities used for the onshore oil and natural gas industry.

Basic Information

The oil and natural gas industry is the largest industrial source of the potent greenhouse gas methane and smog-forming volatile organic compounds. Learn More

Voluntary Programs

Learn about voluntary methane programs for the oil and gas industry