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NSPS OOOOa 90-Day Stay Finalized

In a Federal Register Notice dated June 5, 2017, the EPA granted a reconsideration and partial stay of the Oil and Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards in NSPS OOOOa.… http://hy-bon.com/blog/nsps-ooooa-90-day-stay-finalized/

Identify, Quantify and Rectify (IQR) Venting and Leaks

Federal and State regulatory rules require oil and gas (O&G) operators to reduce natural gas venting and leaks from their operations. NSPS OOOO has standards for VOC emissions… http://hy-bon.com/blog/identify-quantify-and-rectify-venting-and-leaks/

Voluntary Emission Inventory and Reporting of Greenhouse Gases

The continued regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in all sectors of the economy will continue in the future. Expect more direct regulatory command and control regulations (e.g.,… http://hy-bon.com/blog/voluntary-emission-inventory-and-reporting-of-greenhouse-gases/

Second Draft EPA Mandatory Information Collection Request (ICR) for Oil and Gas Facilities

On September 29, 2016, the EPA published the Second Draft Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry. The ICR will collect emission inventory related… http://hy-bon.com/blog/second-draft-epa-mandatory-icr-for-oil-and-gas-facilities/

EPA Mandatory Information Collection Request (ICR) for Oil and Gas Facilities

The EPA intends to collect emission inventory related data from the oil and gas industry to gather information that will be used to develop emission standards (reductions) for… http://hy-bon.com/blog/epa-mandatory-information-collection-request-icr-for-oil-and-gas-facilities/

Air Quality Regulatory Enforcement and Compliance

Regulators expect continuous compliance with all rules and will take enforcement actions if noncompliance is discovered. There are many reasons to comply with the air quality… http://hy-bon.com/blog/air-quality-regulatory-enforcement-and-compliance/

Methane

Methane has been getting much bad press lately. Despite all of the bad things projected onto methane there are many aspects and uses of this natural gas making it valuable and… http://hy-bon.com/blog/methane/

13 Reasons to Comply With NSPS OOOO NOW

NSPS OOOO (Quad O) compliance is important to all affected oil and gas producing operators. Operators wanting be ahead of the game will want to implement a NSPS OOOO compliance… http://hy-bon.com/blog/13-reasons-to-comply-with-nsps-oooo-now/

Tips on Ways to Avoid and Comply with NSPS OOOO

ALERT: Quad O Group 1 Tank Emission Controls Compliance Date Group 1 storage vessels that emit 6 or more tpy VOC must reduce VOC emissions by 95.0% or greater by April 15,… http://hy-bon.com/blog/tips-on-ways-to-avoid-and-comply-with-nsps-oooo/

Texas NSPS OOOO Storage Tanks in Parallel Compliance - Updated March 31, 2015

In an email dated March 10, 2015, the TCEQ discussed its enforcement discretion regarding NSPS OOOO storage tanks.  This was in response to the December 31, 2014, NSPS OOOO… http://hy-bon.com/blog/texas-nsps-oooo-storage-tanks-in-parallel-compliance/

Convert Vent Gas Volume to Mass and Mass to Volume

People often ask, how do I convert a volume (e.g., standard cubic feet) of natural gas to pounds (mass) and pounds of natural gas to volume? This is important in communications… http://hy-bon.com/blog/convert-vent-gas-volume-to-mass-and-mass-to-volume/

Vent Gas Management and NSPS Quad O

Vent Gas Management for Quad O Compliance With the implementation of the EPA NSPS OOOO (Quad O) rules requiring oil and gas (O&G) facilities to reduce volatile organic… http://hy-bon.com/blog/vent-gas-management-and-nsps-quad-o/

New NSPS OOOO Storage Tank Definition & Methane Emissions Regulations

New NSPS OOOO Storage Tank Definition and Future Regulation of Methane Emissions from O&G Facilities On December 31, 2014, the USEPA published in the Federal Register the… http://hy-bon.com/blog/new-nsps-oooo-storage-tank-definition-and-regulation-of-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-operations/

NSPS OOOO (Quad O) 1.5 Update - Revised March 31, 2015

On December 31, 2014, the EPA published in the Federal Register updates and clarifications to 40 CFR 60 Subpart OOOO (aka Quad O). The notification includes a summary fact sheet… http://hy-bon.com/blog/nsps-oooo-quad-o-15-update/

Having Fits About Oil and Gas Air Permits?

Oil and gas operators know that obtaining the correct oil and gas air permits for their operations is essential.  There is truly an “Alphabet Soup” of air pollution regulations to… http://hy-bon.com/blog/having-fits-about-oil-and-gas-air-permits/

The Constitution of Air Pollution

Oil and gas operators (O&G) know that air pollution is an important matter to be concerned about every day.  Air quality rules affect operations, engineering, accounting,… http://hy-bon.com/blog/the-constitution-of-air-pollution/

The ABCs of VOC Emissions from Quad O Facilities

Do you ever wonder what those abbreviated technical terms used by your environmental department mean?  Do you work in the oil and gas industry and have to comply with limits on… http://hy-bon.com/blog/voc-emissions-from-quad-o-facilities/

Local experts say emissions study highlights challenges facing industry

Mella McEwen There was good news mixed with not-so-good news found in a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study,… http://hy-bon.com/blog/local-experts-say-emissions-study-highlights-challenges-facing-industry/

EPA Updates Oil and Gas Standards for Storage Tanks

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks, which allow responsible oil and… http://hy-bon.com/blog/epa-updates-oil-and-gas-standards-storage-tanks/

Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU)

Vapor Recovery Units are designed to capture vapors from oilfield storage tanks.
In 1952, HY-BON/EDI’s founder coined the term Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU) when he designed the first small compressor package specifically designed to capture natural gas… http://hy-bon.com/products/vru/

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