Oil & Natural Gas Production, Processing, and Storage

This page last reviewed May 31, 2016

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) establishes a comprehensive program of regulatory and market mechanisms to achieve real, cost-effective, quantifiable reductions of greenhouse gases (GHG).  AB 32 charges the Air Resources Board (ARB) as the agency responsible for monitoring and regulating many GHG emission sources to reduce state GHG emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.  This is the main webpage for the Oil & Natural Gas Production, Processing, and Storage measure, intended to reduce GHG emissions from crude oil and natural gas operations.  Currently, the ARB Stationary Source Division is conducting studies aimed at reducing GHG emissions from these operations.  For questions related to the program, please contact Joseph Fischer at (916) 445-0071.

Background Materials for Proposed Oil & Gas Regulation

June 6th-7th, 2016 - ARB, CEC, and CPUC joint symposium: Methane Emissions from California's Natural Gas System: Challenges and Solutions

Workshops & Meetings

Recirculation Tank Emissions Testing, WSPA, October 2015

Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment (SRIA)

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Industry Survey

Development of Test Procedures for Oil & Gas Operations

Draft Oil Field Distributed Generation Assessment

Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from California Oil and Gas Operations, CSU Fullerton, June 2011

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Local Air District Rules

For California air district rules and regulations regarding reduction of criteria pollutants, please see the District Rules Database.