Gas Flaring Regulations 2017/2018 Update U.S. EP companies have a new concern with regulation compliance when drilling and operating oil wells. Gas flaring. Federal gas flaring regulations are already in effect and some states either have passed, or are passing new gas flaring regulations, limiting the amount of gas flaring at each well site. Why? November 2016 – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the new rule updates 30-year-old drilling regulations to meet modern standards and ensure that natural gas is…