Methane Guiding Principles

Scaling ambition to
drive down emissions

Providing access to energy, whilst addressing global climate change, is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

Natural gas plays a major role in meeting global energy demand today. Since natural gas consists of mainly methane, a potent greenhouse gas, its part in the energy transition will be influenced by the extent to which the oil and gas industry reduces its methane emissions.

 

In 2017, a set of Methane Guiding Principles were developed collaboratively by a coalition of industry, international institutions, non-governmental organisations and academics. They focus on areas of action to reduce methane emissions.

Who we are

We are a coalition of industry, international institutions,
non-governmental organisations and academics.

Guides

Best Practice Guides

We have developed a series of Best Practice Guides to improve performance in methane emissions management across the natural gas supply chain.

Tools

Methane Policy Toolkit

The Toolkit maps out the different partners and resources available to policy makers on oil and gas methane, together with illustrative case studies.

We welcome new member organisations