Alternate Calculations Over for Oil and Gas Producers
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed February 21 eliminating an option for oil and natural gas producers to use alternative greenhouse gas calculations, or best available monitoring methods as part of the annual reporting requirements beginning January 1, 2015. Systems that emit at least 25,000 MT/year CO2e are required to collect and report annual emissions data.
GHG Inventory Recommendations
The Environmental Protection Agency published a notice February 24 asking for recommendations to improve the overall quality of its Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2012. The agency will accept comments until March 26 and will finalize the annual report in April.