The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new regulations Tuesday, making a significant step toward fulfilling the White House’s March pledge to pare oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
Shell has already been drilling the well for more than two weeks. But BSEE had ordered the company to halt after completing the top 3,000 feet, because critical emergency equipment were not nearby to safeguard the work.
Houston-based consultant Accenture plans to buy up Schlumberger’s management consulting business for an undisclosed sum, sharpening Accenture’s ability to help navigate oil and gas companies through the downturn.
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