May 2020, Vol. 247, No. 5


ExxonMobil Proposes Framework for Methane Regulations

PGJ Staff Report ExxonMobil has released a model framework for industry-wide methane regulations that includes specific guidance related to transmission pipeline blowdowns between compressor stations.  Darren Woods, chairman and CEO of the Irving, Texas-based energy company, said it has been applying the principals outlined in the framework to its oil and natural gas operations for the past several years, “resulting in improvements that demonstrate what’s practicable and achievable.” To achieve meaningful reductions in methane emissions, the company said, regulations should address and include four primary requirements: Leak detection and repair programs across oil and gas infrastructu

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