October 25, 2021

MGP Members Organize the Methane Emissions Control Initiative for Chinese City Gas Companies

Chinese city gas companies jointly signed the “Chinese City Gas Company Methane Emissions Control Initiative”.

Chengdu Gas, ChongQing Gas, GuangZhou Gas, GuiZhou Gas, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, HangZhou Gas, HaiNan MinSheng Piping Gas, ShaanXi Gas, ShangHai Gas and ShenZhen Gas signed the “Chinese City Gas Company Methane Emissions Control Initiative” in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.

Beijing Gas has been actively advocating for methane emissions control in China’s oil and gas industry as part of its signatory obligations since joining Methane Guiding Principles in 2018. Signing of the initiative marks an important step forward in methane emissions control in the Chinese gas industry.

The signing ceremony was hosted as part of “Methane Emissions Reduction – Facilitating Carbon Neutrality Endeavor for City Gas Companies”, a panel session of “China Gas Operation and Safety Seminar (11th) and China Civil Engineering Society Gas Branch 2021 Academic Annual Meeting”. The session was sponsored by China Civil Engineering Society and organized by Beijing Gas, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Beijing Representative Office and ENN Group. Liu Jianfeng, CFO of ENN Group, presided over the signing ceremony and Ms. Han Jinli, Chief Engineer of Beijing Gas, moderated the panel session.

The signatories to this initiative will follow green, low-carbon and sustainable development paths, and embed methane emission control into their corporate development plans as part of carbon-neutral strategy; support relevant policies’ formulation and implementation; promote methane emissions control-related new technologies’ development, demonstration and application; follow international common practices and standards; actively strengthen leak detection and repair; improve gas pipeline integrity management; promote the construction of methane emissions monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) technical systems; and continuously summarize and promote best practices in the industry.

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