Producers Associations Preliminary Statement on Finalized EPA Methane Regulations

Producers Associations Preliminary Statement on Finalized EPA Methane Regulations

WASHINGTON – The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), as part of the ‘Producers Associations,’ issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Subpart OOOOb and OOOOc methane regulatory package.

“The Producers Associations will be evaluating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) federal New Source Performance Standards revisions (Subpart OOOOb) and its Emissions Guidelines (Subpart OOOOc) mandating new state existing source regulations. The new source requirements will impose complicated new requirements, and the 2022 proposed existing source requirements have been estimated to lead to the shut down of 300,000 of the nation’s 750,000 low production wells, wells that are essential to our country’s energy production. The Producer Associations support the cost-effective management of methane and volatile organic compounds emissions related to the oil and natural gas production industry that achieve sound environmental benefits while reflecting the significant differences between aspects of the industry. The Producer Associations are comprised of national, regional, and state associations that represent the full range of oil and natural gas producers from large publicly traded companies to small privately held companies.”

The Producers Associations group is made up of the following national and state trade associations: the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”), Arkansas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners (“AIPRO”), Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (“DEPA”), Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (“EKOGA”), Illinois Oil & Gas Association (“IOGA”), Gas & Oil Association of West Virginia (“GO-WV”), Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (“IPANM”), Indiana Oil and Gas Association (“INOGA”), International Association of Drilling Contractors (“IADC”), Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (“KIOGA”), Kentucky Oil & Gas Association (“KOGA”), Michigan Oil and Gas Association (“MOGA”), National Stripper Well Association (“NSWA”), North Dakota Petroleum Council (“NDPC”), Ohio Oil and Gas Association (“OOGA”), The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma (“The Alliance”), Petroleum Association of Wyoming (“PAW”), Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (“PIOGA”), Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (“Texas Alliance”), Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (“TIPRO”), and Western Energy Alliance.

About the Independent Petroleum Association of America

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) is a national upstream trade association representing thousands of independent oil and natural gas producers and service companies across the United States. Independent producers develop 91 percent of the nation’s oil and natural gas wells. These companies account for 83 percent of America’s oil production, 90 percent of its natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) production, and support over 4.5 million American jobs. Learn more about IPAA by visiting and following @IPAAaccess on Twitter.