REGULATORY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES
As a company committed to environmental safety and client satisfaction, Cimarron is proud to offer a variety of solutions for capturing and controlling VOC emissions from oil and gas production sites and midstream facilities. In addition to our comprehensive portfolio of EPA-certified emission control equipment, Cimarron is your full service environmental resource partner offering resources to help you comply and optimize your environmental goals. Read More
Federal Rules Seek Reduce Costly Waste Methane Gas: The U.S. loses more than $1.5 billion worth of natural gas every year. That's through leaks and intentional releases of methane – the main component of natural gas and a potent climate pollutant – throughout the oil and gas system. On federal and tribal lands alone, oil and gas companies waste more than $330 million of natural gas annually that could heat homes, power vehicles or generate electricity. Read More
World Health Organization: 90% of world’s people breathe particle pollution that exceeds WHO guidelines.
“Air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. New data from WHO shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. Updated estimations reveal an alarming death toll of 7 million people every year caused by ambient (outdoor) and household air pollution.” Read More
Pennsylvania DEP seeks public comment until May 15, 2018 on methane general permit final drafts (GP-5/GP-5A)
“The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting public comments on the draft final general permits (GP) that address methane emissions and other air pollutants from unconventional well sites and from midstream and natural gas transmission facilities. The additional comment period is opening to provide the opportunity for public comment on the updated documents and to comply with the publication and notice requirements in DEP’s regulations.” Read More
The Trump administration has quietly reshaped enforcement of air pollution standards in recent months through a series of regulatory memos. The memos are fulfilling the top wishes of industry, which has long called for changes to how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversees the nation’s factories, plants and other facilities. The EPA is now allowing certain facilities to be subject to less-stringent regulations and is letting companies use friendlier math in calculating their expected Read More
American Lung Association ‘State of the Air’ report: More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy ozone ...
The American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report found ozone pollution worsened significantly due to warmer temperatures, while particle pollution generally continued to improve in 2014-2016. The 19th annual national air quality "report card" found that 133.9 million Americans—more than four in 10 (41.4 percent)—lived in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution in 2014-2016, placing them at risk for premature death and other serious health effects... Read More
Air pollution in the Houston and Galveston areas could more than double if eligible companies take advantage of an air emissions "loophole" created by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt earlier this year, a new report finds. Read More
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance memorandum withdrawing the “once in always in” policy for the classification of major sources of hazardous air pollutants under section 112 of the Clean Air Act. With the new guidance, sources of hazardous air pollutants previously classified as “major sources” may be reclassified as “area” sources when the facility limits its potential to emit below major source thresholds. Read More
EPA, Colorado reach $21 million-plus settlement with Denver-based oil and gas company for VOC emission pollution.
A Denver-based oil and gas company has reached a $21 million-plus settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators for leaking smog-causing pollutants into the air from its operations sites around the city dating back roughly four years. Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to solicit input on a rule to replace it, according to an EPA document seen by Reuters. Read More
Many EPA stays, delays, and proposed rulemakings, combined with court actions to overturn or reconsider previously issued rules, may have left some operators lost in a haze regarding NSPS Subpart OOOOa requirements that apply to their oil and gas sources according to this September 22, 2017 Trinity Consultants report. Read More