On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that natural gas exports will be monitored by a natural gas monitoring program.
The program is a joint effort between the EPA and the State Department, and it will collect data on natural gas movements and flows in both North Dakota and Texas, where the two states are currently trading natural gas.
The program will also collect data to better understand the effects of climate change on natural-gas markets.
The Texas-West Texas natural gas trade has been under the watchful eye of the EPA since at least last October.
On November 1, the agency announced it had authorized the agency to temporarily suspend certain requirements to monitor natural-gases trade in the state.
The EPA has said it plans to move to the next phase of the program, which will include the monitoring of the shipments of natural gas that are being shipped from Texas to New York.
Natural gas trading is the largest source of methane emissions in the United States, according to the EPA.
The agency said in a statement Monday that the program will begin monitoring the shipments from December through May and will continue until March.
Natural-gas trading is also a source of natural-resources pollution, including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and sulfuric acid.