New York Adopts
New rule 6 NYCRR Part 203 for the Oil & Gas Sector
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation recently adopted a new rule for the oil and gas sector. The rule becomes effective on March 3, 2022 and encompasses existing and new equipment and processes within the oil and gas sector. Some of the language pertaining to compressors reads very similarly to the recently proposed EPA OOOOb & OOOOc rules. Read our summary of the rule to learn more.
Effective March 3, 2022
Per the Governor’s press release, this rule impacts “32 permitted compressor stations with 117 compressors, 27 underground natural gas storage sources, and an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 metering stations. In 2018, 10.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 224,717 barrels of oil were extracted from 3,411 active oil wells and 6,729 active gas wells in the state.”