A Methane Emissions Reduction Workshop, co-hosted by Woodside Energy, Beijing Gas and the China Gas Association (CGA), was hosted during the China Gas Development Forum in Chengdu under the Methane Guiding Principles (MGP) framework.
Ms. Han Jinli, Chief Engineer of Beijing Gas, moderated the workshop. She pointed out that methane emissions control across the complete gas value chain has become a new challenge for the industry. The gas industry is facing increasingly stringent policy constraints on methane emissions which brings profound changes to the external environment where gas industry operates. The industry should work proactively to enhance management. China made an ambitious commitment on achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, and reduction of methane emissions is critical for the Chinese gas industry to contribute to this target. In this way, gas could make greater contributions to the clean air and climate initiative as a clean, low-carbon fossil fuel. Methane emissions reduction is a relatively new topic for downstream gas industry in China. This workshop aimed at providing some basic information on methane emissions to the Chinese gas industry.
The workshop was introduced by Woodside’s Executive Vice President Meg O’Neill and Senior Vice President Tom Ridsdill-Smith and included presentations on Greenhouse Gas targets and pathways, governance and methane detection, tracking reduction and other operational case studies. Meg O’Neill said the workshop was a valuable opportunity to partner with Beijing Gas to collaborate as members of the Methane Guiding Principles initiative and she hoped that we were able to align efforts towards mutual climate goals through improving emissions performance across the value chain.
Both Beijing Gas and Woodside Energy Ltd are signatories to the MGP initiative
Woodside is Australia’s leading natural gas producer and has over 65 years’ experience in the LNG business from exploration to production. Woodside currently operate 6% (~22Mtpa) of global LNG supply and have a broad portfolio that exports to China, Asia and other international markets. Woodside Energy have a Representative Office in Beijing and four other offices in China to support development of its growth projects.
Beijing Gas is a major city gas company in China, with a business scope encompassing the complete gas value chain. The company ranks the second in the world for its gas supply volume to one single city. Aside from its proficiency in city gas projects, the company also invests in the upstream gas resources, transmission pipelines, and develops gas utilization projects including gas for vehicle and CCHP in the downstream.