The American Petroleum Institute (API) has issued a statement from senior vice president for Policy, Economics and Regulatory Affairs, Frank Macchiarola, regarding the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed methane rule.

The statement read: “We support the direct regulation of methane from new and existing sources and are committed to building on the progress we have achieved in reducing methane emissions.

“EPA has released a sweeping proposal, and we look forward to reviewing it in its entirety. We will continue working with the agency to help shape a final rule that is effective, feasible and designed to encourage further innovation.”

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9th November 2021