Rules to reduce New Mexico methane emissions being drafted

March 22, 2020 GMT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico departments reportedly plan to release draft complimentary regulations for reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors later this year.

The Farmington Daily Times reports the New Mexico Environment Department and Energy, Minerals and the Natural Resources Department have wrapped up their information gathering phase, which included public meetings and the Methane Advisory Panel.

They now are starting on second phase, which is developing the draft rules.

The Methane Advisory Panel’s report focused largely on technology that could help reduce emissions and also includes information about how expensive that technology would be to implement.