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Drillers See Dire Impact at Worst Time in Obama Methane Plan

  • Rules to be proposed to cut leaking from 1 million wells
  • Industry has lost 250,000 jobs since 2014 as prices fell

The Obama administration’s decision to crack down on the methane leaking from nearly 1 million oil and gas wells across the country promises to reduce greenhouse gases but also imposes new costs on an industry that’s already reeling.

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