Methane

Independent oil and natural producers play a key role in reducing methane emissions. Methane is the product that companies sell, so they have every incentive to capture and sell as much of their product as possible to American consumers, rather than letting it escape into the atmosphere. And producers have made great strides in reducing our carbon footprint by cutting emissions without raising energy costs. The United States leads the world in the reduction of carbon emissions, even as the production of U.S. oil and natural gas continues to increase. Thanks primarily to greater availability of clean-burning natural gas, the rise in its use is market-driven not regulation-driven. It doesn’t take top-down mandates from Washington, D.C. to recognize the benefits of clean-burning natural gas as an affordable, reliable, and abundant power source.

Click on the links below to for more information on IPAA’s efforts on capturing methane:

Recent Press Releases

  • DENVER – Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) today filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming opposing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for a delay of a lawsuit by industry and the states......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representing the independent producers that develop 90 percent of America’s oil and natural gas wells, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell issued the following statement on today’s Senate procedural vote failing to allow debate on an Obama-era......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ action to reject the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on waste prevention and resource conservation, commonly referred to as the BLM methane Venting and Flaring Rule.......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider a joint resolution of disapproval on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule on “Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation” – commonly referred to as the BLM Venting......

  • DENVER – Western Energy Alliance and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) filed a lawsuit today challenging Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule regulating venting and flaring from oil and natural gas operations on federal and tribal lands. In its claim filed before......

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) led efforts on two legal actions against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to its new regulations governing methane emissions for the oil and natural gas industry. IPAA, along with the American......

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IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.