Houston Chronicle Op-ed: Shell president: Bring back 2016 methane regulations with a joint resolution of Congress

Last October, France blocked a $7 billion U.S. LNG deal weeks after the Trump administration finalized a rule to stop the direct federal regulation of methane emissions from oil and gas production.

The timing was not a coincidence.

France’s actions and current conversations in the EU about imposing methane standards on gas sold into Europe make explicit the link between the U.S. controlling its methane emissions and America’s continued ability to compete in the global LNG market. The message from the customer is clear: Clean up your act, or we’re not buying it.

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