AXPC’s Statement on EPA’s Final Rule on Oil and Gas Methane Standard 

WASHINGTON –  American Exploration and Production Council (AXPC) CEO Anne Bradbury released the following statement, today, regarding the release of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule updating New Source Performance Standards and establishing Emission Guidelines for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Facilities.

“AXPC members are committed to reducing emissions from their operations and support effective and reasonable federal regulation that is workable and incentivizes technology advancement. While we appreciate EPA’s commitment to bringing all stakeholders to the table and see some improvement within the rule, other provisions remain flawed and risk undercutting US production in the near and long-term—which will lead to increased energy costs and reduced energy security.  We continue to evaluate this highly technical and complex final rule. It is critical that this rule, as well as other proposed emissions rules, work harmoniously to advance emission reductions while meeting our country’s and the world’s need for reliable, affordable, ever-cleaner energy,” said AXPC CEO, Anne Bradbury.

About the American Exploration and Production Council:
AXPC is a national trade association representing the leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. We lead the world in the cleanest and safest onshore production of oil and gas, while supporting millions of Americans in high-paying jobs and investing a wealth of resources in our communities. Learn more at

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