By Audrey Bold
The U.S. EPA rollout of their new gas STAR Gold program to supplement the successful, voluntary natural gas STAR program is an encouraging step towards reducing carbon impact. We knew the agency was planning to announce their new approach to reducing methane emissions, and what we heard in San Antonio at the Natural Gas STAR Annual Implementation Workshop was exciting, as it holds potential for the entire oil and gas value chain.
The new EPA gas STAR Gold program will offer an organizing structure through which companies can share best practices for lowering GHG emissions and increasing efficiency. Our team spoke with several energy producers who welcomed the opportunity for this new platform. We share their excitement because this program focuses on what we feel is crucial to the industry: sharing technological advancements that save the industry energy at every level.