Federal regulations in the United States of America mandate that domestic petroleum plants need to monitor and report emissions a minimum of every fifteen (15) minutes, and that these emissions cannot exceed certain thresholds of sixteen (16) different Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
These federal regulations are codified in 40 CFR 60 and 40 CFR 63, and these regulations were implemented in 2016.
Similarly, Canada implemented similar regulations in 2018.
Compliance with these federal regulations is extremely expensive.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the cost of compliance for “small factories and refineries” is approximately US$ 1.5 million annually.
Similarly, the EPA estimates the cost of compliance for larger facilities averages approximately US$ 31 million.
The most popular gas chromatograph costs approximately US$ 175,000 and weighs approximately 150 pounds.
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