DEP moves to limit air emissions from gas industry
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 06:02
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)-- Pennsylvania environmental regulators say natural gas compressor stations will have to meet tighter air pollution standards.
The Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday it will mandate dramatically lower air emissions for the largest, most common types of engines used at compressor stations.
Compressor stations pressurize natural gas taken from the Marcellus Shale formation for movement along the pipeline system.
The agency also announced it will accept public comment on a plan to reduce wellhead emissions.
DEP chief Michael Krancer says these steps will result in cleaner air.