EPA plans GHG reporting rule for enhanced oil recovery, sequestration

According to a summary on the federal website that tracks rulemakings, EPA received comment when crafting the reporting rule that it “should include downstream end-users of carbon dioxide (CO2) – in particular, CO2 used for enhanced oil recovery and/or CO2 geologically sequestered.”

“EPA did not include those end-users in the final mandatory reporting rule. Instead, the Agency is initiating this separate rulemaking to specifically address geologic sequestration (GS),” the summary states.

“The rule would outline new requirements for GHG reporting for CO2 injection, including GS sites. In addition to tracking CO2 emissions across CO2 capture and injection, this rule would allow EPA to collect data on efficacy of GS sites for long-term storage of CO2,” it adds.

The agency plans to finalize the rule next September, according to the summary.