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Methane: Stanford study faults costs, benefits of oil & gas NSPS

April 19, 2017
A new study from researchers at Stanford University finds that the Obama EPA overestimated the compliance costs of its first-time methane limits for new oil and gas equipment but that the agency also over-projected how much methane the rule's leak detection and repair requirements would capture. Published April 18 in the journal Environmental Research Letters , the study finds that implementing the methane new source performance standards (NSPS) would cost $387 million -- 27 percent less than EPA's official estimate...


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