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EPA Methane Webinar Recap

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2023
Mid Year at TopGolf
Overland Park

September 27-28, 2023
Annual Meeting
Prairie Band Casino & Resort
Mayetta, KS


Mid Year at TopGolf
May 4, 2023

Plan to join friends and colleagues on May 4 for the EKOGA Mid-Year Meeting at Top Golf in Overland Park. 

Last year’s presentation by John Schuster will be hard to beat, but we are up to the challenge. 

We have booked Chris Kuehl as our speaker. He holds a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in Soviet and Asian Studies. Chris is a founder partner in Armada Corporate Intelligence. He and his partner Keith Prather, are trusted advisors to businesses and professional associations. Chris has presented at KIOGA. His insights on world finance and economic trends give his clients the intelligence to react and prepare for potential changes in the business cycle. 

Schedule of Events
10:30 am  EKOGA Board Meeting
11:00 am  Legislative & Regulatory Reports
12:00 pm  Lunch
12:45 pm  Economist Chris Kuehl & Education Sessions
  3:00 pm  Top Golf

Registration and Sponsorship information is available here.
The deadline for registration is April 25, 2023.

We look forward to seeing everyone on May 4 at TopGolf, Overland Park. 

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:

EPA Oil and Gas Supplemental Overview                     EPA's Supplemental Oil and Gas Proposal

Mark Your Calendar!
EKOGA 66th Annual Meeting
September 27 & 28, 2023
Prairie Band Casino & Resort

EKOGA's 65th Annual Meeting will be September 27-28 at the Prairie Band Casino and Resort. We are in the planning stages and will post more information in the coming months. If you have any suggestions for speakers or topics of interest, please contact email Judy ( or Kevin ( 

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