Science, Space, and Technology
Co-Sponsors: 7–3 Democrats, 4 Republicans
Oil and gas producers want to bring as much natural gas to market as economically feasible. However, the costs to constantly monitor infrastructure for leaks are not always worth the savings due to the steep prices of some detection technologies. The bill authorizes further research into economical Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR) work, uses market forces to incentivize technology development and uses existing DOE resources to serve as an informational resource to support private sector mitigation efforts.