Oil and Natural Gas Production, Processing, and Storage
The Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities is designed to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production, processing, storage, and transmission compressor stations, which account for four percent of methane emissions in California. Regulated entities are required to take actions to limit intentional and unintentional emissions from equipment and operations.
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LDAR Analysis Paper Published in "Environmental Challenges”
CARB’s Oil and Gas Methane Regulation requires owners/operators of oil and natural gas facilities to conduct quarterly leak detection and repair (LDAR) surveys to monitor components for leaks and repair detected leaks within a specified time frame. Quarterly LDAR inspections began on January 1, 2018, and CARB staff publish annual analysis and summaries of LDAR data. CARB recently published a paper in "Environmental Challenges" further analyzing the data received from operators for LDAR activities that occurred during 2018 and 2019.