“Major Oil And Gas Companies Join Program To Cut Methane Emissions”

“62 oil and gas companies from around the world signed on to a UN-led partnership aimed at bolstering monitoring and reductions of the potent climate-warming gas.”

“Dozens of the top oil and gas companies in the world—including Shell, BP and Total—agreed this week to better track and reduce their methane emissions.

The initiative—called the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership and led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the European Commission and Environmental Defense Fund—was launched in 2014 as a voluntary effort to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas. This week that partnership was updated—now the 62 participating companies will look beyond their own methane emissions and include any joint venture emissions, as well as emissions from transportation and downstream refining that companies could have potentially left out of reporting.

‘Our aim is to bring companies to report their emissions from all assets at an unprecedented level of accuracy and granularity,' Manfredi Caltagirone, a UNEP program management officer, told EHN, ‘because you cannot manage what you do not measure.'”

Hannah Seo and Brian Bienkowski report for the Daily Climate November 24, 2020.

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