EPA Methane Webinar Recap
Kansas Oil & Gas Day
January 19, 2023
EKOGA, KIOGA, and API are hosting the 2023 Kansas Oil & Gas Day Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, January 19, from 7:30 to 9:30 A.M. at the Kansas State Capitol, First Floor, North Wing. This event is open to all EKOGA members and is FREE to attend.
The annual Kansas Oil & Gas Day is one of the most significant events EKOGA sponsors. It is an opportunity for EKOGA members to meet face-to-face with Kansas legislators and talk about issues important to the Kansas Oil & Gas industry and your businesses.
Registration and sponsorship information is available HERE.
Look forward to seeing you on January 19!
EPA Methane Proposal Brief
The EPA hosted a webinar Monday, November 14, 2022, regarding a supplemental proposal they say will help reduce methane emissions from oil and gas production across the United States. The supplemental proposal is a modification of their November 2021 proposal, which met with significant criticism from the industry. The EPA received over 470,000 written comments on the 2021 proposal.
The revised proposal implements more common sense into the rule by tailoring requirements to various sectors of the industry. Rather than a "one size fits all" remedy for methane release inspections, EPA is proposing monitoring requirements for four categories of well sites:
Single wellhead-only sites and small well sites would be required to conduct what are known as "AVO" (audio, visual and olfactory) inspections, where inspectors listen, look and smell for leaks. These inspections would be required quarterly.
Wellhead-only sites with two or more wellheads would be required to conduct quarterly AVO inspections and monitor every six months using OGI or EPA Method 21.
Sites with major production and processing equipment and centralized production facilities would be required to conduct bimonthly AVO inspections and monitor quarterly using OGI or EPA Method 21.
Well sites on the Alaska North Slope would have different monitoring schedules to account for weather.
Guidance from the EPA will also allow states to implement their own plans, subject to review and approval from the EPA.
There will be an additional session November 30,2022, to examine the plan as it relates to small businesses. The webinar will be held from 3PM-5PM Central time. Pre-registration is required. Sign up here.
Links to the full document, as well as the summary, may be found at the following links:
EKOGA 65th Annual Meeting October 19 & 20, 2022
Prairie Band Casino & Resort
EKOGA held our 65th Annual meeting on October 19 & 20 at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort. The new schedule of events was well received, with attendance and sponsorships up from recent years. The return of the live and silent auctions was a winner, with almost 50 items up for bid. Thank you to all who attended, sponsored, donated, and participated in the auctions. Your continued support of EKOGA made this year's annual meeting a huge success.
Bryson Owens, Owens Petroleum, was elected as EKOGA president. Watch for the 4th quarter edition of the EKOGA magazine to read more about Bryson and his plans for EKOGA.