On May 12, 2016, the U.S.
EPA released a final rule aimed at reducing methane and volatile organic
compounds (VOCs) emissions from new, reconstructed, and modified oil and gas
sources. The final rule places new compliance burdens on compressor stations and
well sites, including detecting and repairing equipment leaks, capturing gas from the
completion of hydraulically fractured wells, and limiting emissions from
certain new and modified equipment used at gas transmission compressor stations
and well sites.