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Controlling Air Pollution from the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Recent Actions

  • October 6, 2017 - EPA posts template spreadsheet for reporting data required by the 2016 New Source Performance Standard. 
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  • June 12, 2017 – EPA proposes stays for Oil and Gas Standards for two years.
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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