Withdrawal of EPA Information Collection Request Praised by IADC

Houston (3 March 2017) – Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the withdrawal of its request for information regarding greenhouse gas emissions. In response, IADC President Jason McFarland issued the following statement:

“The EPA’s information collection request represented a massive effort aimed at oil and natural gas facilities to determine methane and VOC emissions from existing sources. The extensive collection request was set to impose significant burdens with unrealistic timelines and inadequate clarifications on the U.S. oil and gas industry. It is a topic that IADC requested Administrator Pruitt’s leadership on, and we are therefore encouraged by the EPA’s withdrawal, as we believe it represents a commitment by the agency to move forward with sensible and transparent proposals that work with U.S. industries, not against them. As we said when Administrator Pruitt was approved by the Senate, we look forward to working with him at the EPA on efforts that safeguard our environment while allowing for industry growth.”

About IADC

Since 1940, the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) has exclusively represented the worldwide oil and gas drilling industry. IADC’s mission is to catalyze improved performance for the drilling industry by enhancing operational integrity and championing better regulation to facilitate safer, cleaner and more efficient drilling operations worldwide. For more information, visit the IADC website at www.iadc.org.