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Emission Reduction Options for the Onshore Natural Gas Gathering and Boosting Segment

The EPA estimates methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry in its annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks. The emission estimates for the onshore natural gas gathering and boosting segment are currently combined with the estimates from the onshore production segment. In addition, at this point EPA does not gather emission data from this segment under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, Subpart W. However, the onshore gathering and boosting segment is a source of methane emissions and provides significant opportunities for methane mitigation. In the table below, click on each emission source category to view one of many appropriate, cost-effective methane mitigation options. A full list of emission mitigation options can be found here.

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+ Reducing Methane Emissions from Reciprocating Compressor Rod Packing

+ Replacing Wet Seals with Dry Seals in Centrifugal Compressors

+ Directed Inspection and Maintenance at Gas Processing Plants and Booster Stations

+ Reducing Emissions When Taking Compressors Off-Line

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