EPA Rules Don’t Apply to All Emissions — Kinder Morgan and Energy Transfer as Examples

What’s the issue?

The Environmental Protection Agency requires pipelines to report the greenhouse gas emissions from gas pipeline compressor stations, but only if the emissions are above a certain threshold.

Why does it matter?

If you are relying on the EPA data to assess the performance of a particular company, you may be missing some emissions.

What’s our view?

As companies compete with one another to demonstrate their commitment to reducing environmental impacts from their operations, we think the regulatory agencies will require companies to report emissions in a more frequent and comprehensive manner. In the meantime, we can help you gain a more complete picture of a particular company by comparing what is reported to the EPA with what is reported to FERC.


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