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High-Level Overview and Comparison of Policy Frameworks

Strategies to Avoid Emissions (Hot Taps, ILL, Bundling, Flaring)

Pneumatic Devices for Emission Mitigation

Mitigating Pipeline Blowdowns in Canada

Flare Emissions Monitoring Using Flare.IQ

Methane Management Case Studies with Baker Hughes, BP, Chevron & TC Energy

Supercharge your methane management with insights from industry experts.The Methane Masterclass is designed and delivered in partnership with Imperial College London and industry experts for oil and gas operators wanting to reduce their methane emission.

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Recent Research on Fixed Monitors

Presented by Daniel Zimmerle, Director of the Methane Emissions Program, Colorado State University at COP28 UAE.

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Leading technical experts team up to help oil and gas companies meet OGDC methane emissions and flaring goals

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), Methane Guiding Principles (MGP), Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced their intention to build a framework to share expertise to help companies reduce methane emissions and flaring in line with the Oil & Gas Decarbonization Charter (OGDC) ambitions.

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The Methane Guiding Principles launches initiative supporting 20 countries on methane emissions reduction

The Methane Guiding Principles (MGP) launched the Advancing Global Methane emissions Reduction (AGMR) initiative which aims to instigate and accelerate country-level methane emissions reductions.

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Influencing Joint Ventures: MGP Launches Playbook to Engage Partners

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IOGP Methane Detection & Quantification Technology Filtering Tool

Methane Policy Toolkit – Case Studies

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Methane Policy Toolkit – Resources

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Recommended Practices for Methane Emissions Detection and Quantification Technologies – Upstream

This report provides operators with a framework and guidelines for selecting and deploying technologies that are tailored to their facilities and objectives

Methane Policy Toolkit – Partners

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Methane Policy Toolkit

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Policy Instrument Options for Addressing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

An overview of different policy instrument options and guide for policymakers to assess which option is most attractive

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers

The policymaker summary of the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, considered the leading global body on climate science, including the role of methane

MGP Policy Framework for Reducing Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

MGP’s policy guidance for reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations

Reducing Methane Emissions across the Natural Gas Value Chain – Guiding Principles

The founding Methane Guiding Principles document as drafted, authorized and signed by the original eight founding MGP members.

Identification, Detection, Measurement and Quantification

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for identification, detection, measurement and quantification of methane emissions

OGMP 2.0 Mid- and Downstream Reporting Template

An Excel template for reporting mid- and downstream methane emissions (see also “OGMP 2.0 Completing Mid- and Downstream Template”)

TC Energy MGP Methane Report

TC Energy’s methane report as submitted to MGP

SOCAR MGP Methane Report

SOCAR’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Chevron MGP Methane Report

Chevron’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Beijing Gas MGP Methane Report

Beijing Gas’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Baker Hughes MGP Methane Report

Baker Hughes’s methane report as submitted to MGP

APA MGP Methane Report

APA’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Mist Toolkit

Mist is a best-in-class and user-friendly tool which leverages the latest research to set up methane inventories and help prioritize mitigation. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade supporting companies with their methane inventories, Mist provides the magnitude and nature of emissions from facilities and identifies the abatement potential and cost, based on custom abatement technology.

Methane Flaring Toolkit

This toolkit can assist in assessing, measuring and monitoring methane emissions from flaring by providing customized solutions for different areas of the oil and gas value chain where flaring may occur.

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Recommended Practices for Methane Emissions Quantification and Detection

Global spending on monitoring methane emissions in the oil and gas industry is forecast to reach US$918 million by 2025. Learn how you can get the most out of these new technologies and discover recommended practices for detecting and measuring methane emissions in our second technical methane webinar hosted by the Energy Institute.

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Joint Venture Playbook

A playbook to help companies influence the partners who operate joint ventures on their behalf to reduce methane emissions, written and compiled by industry insiders

Learn about Methane Abatement

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Measure and Report Methane Emissions

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Find Guidance on Methane Policy

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bp MGP Methane Report

bp’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Woodside MGP Methane Report

Woodside’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Wintershall Dea MGP Methane Report

Wintershall Dea’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Towngas MGP Methane Report

Towngas’s methane report as submitted to MGP

TotalEnergies MGP Methane Report

TotalEnergies’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Shell MGP Methane Report

Shell’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Snam MGP Methane Report

Snam’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Repsol MGP Methane Report

Repsol’s methane report as submitted to MGP

QatarEnergy MGP Methane Report

QatarEnergy’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Petronas MGP Methane Report

Petronas’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Oxy MGP Methane Report

Oxy’s methane report as submitted to MGP

PAO NOVATEK MGP Methane Report

PAO NOVATEK’s methane report as submitted to MGP

GRTgaz MGP Methane Report

GRTgaz’s methane report as submitted to MGP

ExxonMobil MGP Methane Report

ExxonMobil’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Equinor MGP Methane Report

Equinor’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Eni MGP Methane Report

Eni’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Energy Community MGP Methane Report

Energy Community’s methane report as submitted to MGP

Joint Ventures

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Best Practice Guides

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MGP & Stanford University: Methane Sensing – Aircraft and Satellites

Methane Guiding Principles recently hosted the first in a series of technical webinars. It was focused on cutting-edge advances in methane emissions research and remote sensing. Leading the webinar was Dr. Sahar H. El Abbadi, a postdoctoral scholar in energy resource engineering at Stanford University.

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E-Learning

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Masterclass

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DNO Joins Methane Guiding Principles

DNO ASA, a Norwegian oil and gas operator, has become the latest member of Methane Guiding Principles (MGP)

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MGP Methane Cost Model: Well Completions and Maintenance

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Flares

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Dehydrator

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Pneumatics

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Storage Tanks

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Compressor

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

MGP Methane Cost Model: Fugitives

The Methane Cost Models support the identification and evaluation of cost-effective methane reduction projects at different points across the natural gas supply chain. The models can be used for screening options during both the early design phase of a project as well as for modifications to existing operations. Users can access the models in seven individual workbooks; instructions for each Cost Model are contained within the workbooks.

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: LNG Regasification

A technical guidance document on LNG regasification from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: LNG Shipping

A technical guidance document on LNG shipping from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: LNG Liquefaction

A technical guidance document on LNG liquefaction from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Pneumatics

A technical guidance document on pneumatics from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Leaks and Permeation from Underground Pipes

A technical guidance document on leaks and permeation from underground pipes from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Implementation Plan Template

A template for how to implement methane reduction targets

Nedgia: Commissioning with Vacuum Pumps

A case study on how Nedgia mitigated methane released to the atmosphere when a new section of network is commissioned.

Flaring Management Guidance

Outlines new developments in flaring management and reduction and examines industry experiences with eliminating flaring, new technologies, business models, operational improvements and regulatory policy

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Gas Well Hydraulic Fracturing

A technical guidance document on gas well hydraulic fracturing from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Oil Well Casinghead

A technical guidance document on oil well casingheads from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Purging and Venting

A technical guidance document on purging and venting from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Incidents, Emergency Stops and Malfunctions

A technical guidance document on incidents, emergency stops and malfunctions from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: General Principles

Presents general principles which apply to all of the Technical Guidance Documents from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Liquid Unloading

A technical guidance document on liquid unloading from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Uncertainty and Reconciliation Guidance

Presents guidance for reconciliation, which describes the process of comparing source-level inventories with independent site-level measurements to produce asset emissions estimates

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Reciprocating Compressors

A technical guidance document on reciprocating compressors from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Leaks

A technical guidance document on leaks from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Incomplete Combustion

A technical guidance document on incomplete combustion from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Unstabilized Liquid Storage Tanks

A technical guidance document on unstabilized liquid storage tanks from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document: Centrifugal Compressors

A technical guidance document on centrifugal compressors from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Documentation for Level 4 and Level 5 Methods

Outlines the documentation requirements for companies looking to produce Level 4 and 5 emissions reporting

OGMP 2.0 Upstream Reporting Template

An Excel template for upstream reporting of methane emissions (see also “OGMP 2.0 Completing Upstream Template”)

OGMP 2.0 Completing Upstream Template

Instructions for completing “OGMP 2.0 Upstream Reporting Template”

OGMP 2.0 Completing Mid- and Downstream Template

Instructions for completing “OGMP 2.0 Mid- and Downstream Reporting Template”

OGMP 2.0 Implementation Plan Guidance

Instructions for completing “OGMP 2.0 Implementation Plan Template”

GRTgaz: Abating Vented Emissions in Transmission Networks

Describes different solutions deployed by GRTgaz to reduce venting on its transmission network and to recover or reduce pipeline maintenance vents, compressors vents and smaller vents on delivery stations

EDF: Detecting and Quantifying Gas Distribution Leaks: Cities in North America and Europe

Provides details on efforts to detect and quantify methane leaks in urban areas

Chevron: Managing Methane in Shale and Tight Assets in the United States

Discusses how Chevron implemented measures to reduce methane emissions in unconventional production by minimizing designed flaring and venting in operations, and piloted advanced methane detection approaches

Overview of Methane Monitoring Technologies

Describes several ways to use technology to detect and monitor methane emissions

Chevron Methane Report

Chevron’s self-published report on its progress reducing methane emissions (not to be confused with the Chevron Methane Report issued for MGP)

Methane Policy Recommendations for the EU: Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

MGP’s policy recommendations on monitoring, reporting and verification of methane emissions in EU countries

An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory 2023 Report

Delves into the progress made to achieve deep reduction of methane emissions, starting with the fossil fuel sector

IOGP Guidelines for Methane Emissions Target Setting

Analyses the state of play on GHG emissions reduction targets, making use of a questionnaire circulated among GIE, IOGP and MARCOGAZ’s member companies

MARCOGAZ: Methane Emissions in the European Natural Gas Midstream Sectors

An evaluation of methane emissions on European gas grids

MARCOGAZ: Survey Methane Emissions for LNG Terminals in Europe

An estimation of the total methane emissions for the 20 liquefied natural gas terminals in the EU

Transmission, Storage, LNG Terminals and Distribution

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for transmission, storage, LNG terminals and distribution

MGP Gap Assessment Tool

Enables organizations to carry out a self-assessment of the completeness and maturity of their existing methane management arrangements, based on a simple scoring system

Best Practice Brochure

Provides a synopsis to each of the MGP Best Practice Guides in one document

Best Practice Poster

Contains short versions of all MGP Best Practice Guides in one table

ipieca Sustainability Reporting Guidance

Provides direction on the content of a typical industry report by covering 21 sustainability issues and 43 indicator categories. A key tool to help companies shape the structure and content of their sustainability reporting.

SeekOps: Drone-Based Monitoring of Methane Emissions

Describes SeekOps’s efforts to use drones to monitor methane emissions

Gas Infrastructure Europe: Methane Emissions Action Plan

Combines information and data on methane emissions provided by representatives of the entire natural gas value chain, from production to utilization, including biomethane plants

GERG: Methane Emission Estimation Method for the Gas Distribution Grid

Emissions estimations that aim to improve the accuracy and reliability of national emission estimations, to increase the transparency of the associated results, and to provide a basis for a consistent methane emission estimation

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document – Flare Efficiency

A technical guidance document on flare efficiency from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document – Glycol Dehydrators

A technical guidance document on glycol dehydrators from the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0

IEA Methane Tracker

An authoritative source for global methane emissions data

OGMP 2.0 Technical Guidance Document – Level 1 and 2

A technical guidance document on reporting relatively rough methane emissions data

bp: Angola LNG Flare Reduction

Explains how bp eliminated flares from an oil site without impacting production

IEA Regulatory Roadmap and Toolkit

A regulatory roadmap for driving down methane leaks from the oil and gas industry

Equinor: LNG Leak Detection

Describes how Equinor detected methane leaks in LNG at a specific facility

Snam: Converting Pneumatic Gas

Explains how Snam mitigated emissions from gas-driven pneumatic systems that vent by design

Snam: Pipeline Pump-Down

Explains how Snam mitigated emissions from pipeline depressurization during maintenance

IEA Methane Tracker Data Explorer

Interactive database of country and regional estimates for methane emissions and abatement options

Baker Hughes: Reducing Methane Slips from Flaring: Flare.IQ

Shows how bp is using Baker Hughes’s Flare.IQ tool to better understand, measure and reduce methane emissions associated with flares

Project Canary and NextDecade: Continuous Monitoring Systems

Describes a joint pilot project that measures emissions across the value chain through continuous emissions monitoring devices and how certification processes can confirm emissions levels of each link in the natural gas value chain

Curtailing Flaring and Venting: New Mexico Methane Strategy

Lays out the process by which methane-reduction rules in New Mexico were promulgated, along with the key components of the regulation

Snam: Leak Detection and Repair Applications

Elaborates on Snam’s leak detection repair (LDAR) program, which consists of periodic campaigns for monitoring system components to identify methane leaks and plan maintenance operations

Tackling Emissions at Home and Abroad: EU Methane Strategy and Proposed Regulation

Discusses the background of the EU’s Methane Strategy as well as the content of the proposed regulation

EDF: A Comprehensive Assessment of Methane Emissions in the Permian Basin: The PermianMAP Project

Describes a monitoring and research project to provide transparent and accessible methane emissions data from one of the world’s largest oil fields

EDF: Measurement Efforts Uncover Mitigation Priorities: Discrepancies in Onshore & Offshore Emissions in Mexico

Presents recent measurement studies conducted in Mexico and highlights how they can inform targeted mitigation action

Clean Air Task Force: Colombia Becomes First South American Country to Regulate Methane from Oil and Gas

Presents steps taken to make Colombia the first South American country to regulate methane from oil and gas

Natural Resources Canada: Western Canada: Addressing Infrastructure Barriers

Looks at investments in green technologies and infrastructure to reduce methane emissions from existing and already scheduled oil production

Beijing Gas: Tackling Methane Emissions in Cities

Explores how Beijing Gas is taking a comprehensive approach to methane abatement in urban transmission and distribution networks

OEUK: The North Sea Methane Action Plan

Outlines core elements of a methane action plan which was designed to complement and support regulatory measures in the UK

SOCAR: Associated Gas Utilization

Explains how SOCAR utilized gas that would otherwise have been vented

National Grid: Continuous Monitoring

Explains how National Grid implemented continuous monitoring by installing multiplexed, highly accurate and sensitive gas analyzers at several locations on the boundary fence of a compressor station

QE: Gas Recovery

Explains how QatarEnergy recovered gas that would otherwise have been flared

Snam: Hot Tapping

Explains how Snam implemented “hot tapping”, a procedure that makes a new pipeline connection while the pipeline remains in service, thereby avoiding the loss of natural gas, methane emissions and disruption to customers

Energy Use

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for energy use

Equipment Leaks

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for equipment leaks

Venting

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for venting

Pneumatic Devices

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for pneumatic devices

Operational Repairs

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for operational repairs

Continual Improvement

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for continual improvement

Methane Policy Recommendations for the EU: Addressing Methane Emissions

MGP’s policy recommendations on addressing methane emissions in EU countries

Engineering Design and Construction

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for engineering design and construction

Flaring

MGP’s Best Practice Guide for flaring

MARCOGAZ: Survey Methane Emissions for Underground Gas Storage Facilities in Europe

An estimation of the total methane emissions from underground gas storage facilities in the EU

MARCOGAZ: Assessment of Methane Emissions for Gas Transmission & Distribution System Operators

A recommendation document on LDAR programs for the gas midstream and downstream segments, taking into consideration best practices applied by European gas system operators

MARCOGAZ: Recommendations on LDAR Campaigns

A recommendation document on LDAR programs for the gas midstream and downstream segments, taking into consideration best practices applied by European gas system operators

MARCOGAZ: Recommendations on Venting and Flaring

Explores and summarizes the current practices on venting and flaring carried out by the European mid- and downstream gas industry

Joint Methane Glossary for the Natural Gas Value Chain

A reference tool for understanding the terminology of regulations and legislative processes relating to methane emissions and the broader natural gas value chain

Baker Hughes: Simple, Cost-Effective Process Gas Recovery

Details how Baker Hughes employed a system to handle process gas from machine cycles and sealing

Tamboran Resources Limited Becomes Newest Member of Methane Guiding Principles

Tamboran Resources Limited, a public natural gas company operating in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, has recently joined Methane Guiding Principles (MGP).

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MGP & Stanford University: Methane Sensing – Aircraft and Satellites

Remote sensing can enable rapid and large-scale identification of methane emissions. Specifically, methane-sensing aircraft and satellites are playing an increasingly important role in the oil and gas sector. This webinar explores the research and evaluation of methane sensing technology, and how it can be used to rapidly find and fix methane leaks.

Methane Masterclass

The Methane Masterclass covers methane science, methane reduction strategies and planning, measurement techniques, technologies, policy updates and where to get guidance and support.

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A self-paced 2-hour e-learning training course on why and how to reduce methane emissions across the natural gas value chain. Available on the Energy Institute’s Moodle Learning Management System.

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MGP Policy Framework for Reducing Oil and Gas Methane Emissions (Chinese)

MGP’s policy guidance for reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations, translated into Chinese

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MGP Members to Attend Methane Mitigation Global Summit

MGP member organizations will be attending the Methane Mitigation Global Summit, an opportunity for oil and gas industry leaders worldwide to come together, share experiences and ultimately up their game ahead of COP28. 

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MGP Launches its Latest Series of the Methane Masterclass

Pre-registration is now live for the first Methane Guiding Principles’ Methane Masterclass on September 19-21, 2023, with more dates in planning.

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MGP Members to Attend Methane Mitigation Europe Summit

There will be a strong representation of members of Methane Guiding Principles at Methane Mitigation Europe, which takes place in Amsterdam from March 27-29.

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Introducing: Mist 2.0

We recently launched a new and improved version of the Methane Inventory Systematic Tool. Mist 2.0 helps oil and gas companies to quantify their methane emissions and calculate the mitigation potential and costs to reach net zero.

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IEA Launches Latest Edition of Global Methane Tracker

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has launched its fifth edition of the Global Methane Tracker.

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COP27: Reducing Methane Emissions High on the Agenda 

The 47 members of Methane Guiding Principles are committed to work on reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by developing and sharing tools and guidance on measurement, monitoring and mitigation.

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Chevron, a Member of Methane Guiding Principles, has Released its First Dedicated Methane Report

Chevron, a member of Methane Guiding Principles, has released its first dedicated methane report. The report outlines action taken to reduce the company’s methane intensity by more than 50% since 2016.

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MiQ Joins Methane Guiding Principles

MiQ, an industry leader in methane emissions certification standards, has become a member of Methane Guiding Principles, an initiative that enables action in industry and government to reduce methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain.

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An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory 2022 Report

This week, MGP member UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched its second annual methane report, “An Eye on Methane: International Methane Emissions Observatory 2022 Report”.

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Methane Guiding Principles Launches the Methane Flaring Toolkit

Methane Guiding Principles, in collaboration with the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership and the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, has launched the Methane Flaring Toolkit, a free-to-use resource to help reduce methane emissions from flaring.

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Flaring Management Guidance from Ipieca, IOGP and World Bank

Ipieca Executive Director Brian Sullivan, IOGP Executive Director Iman Hill and GGFR Program Manager Zubin Bamji describe how the flaring management guidance can help industry, government and regulators work together to reduce CO2 and methane emissions and drive sustainable development.

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Methane Observatory Launched to Boost Action on Powerful Climate-Warming Gas

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), with support from the European Union, today launched a new Observatory to drive action on reducing methane emissions – a powerful greenhouse gas responsible for at least a quarter of the current climate warming.

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A Project Led by 14 European Gas Infrastructure Operators and Associations Will Boost New Technologies to Curb Methane Emissions

The European Gas Research Group (GERG) has kick-started a first-of-its-kind research project to test the most promising site-level technologies to quantify methane emissions in midstream assets, thereby reaffirming the crucial role of gas infrastructures in the energy transition.

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

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.

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Gas System Operators in Joint Effort to Continue Curbing Emissions and to Support the Global Methane Pledge

Representing around 4% of total European methane emissions, gas system operators have significantly decreased methane emissions since 1990, thanks to the implementation of several mitigation measures.

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UK Oil and Gas Sector Takes Global Lead on Methane Reductions

The UK offshore oil and gas industry has made a new public pledge to cut its methane emissions just a month ahead of the landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

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Methane Masterclass: E-learning Now Available

Delivered by independent experts in methane management from the Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London, the Methane Masterclass is designed to improve awareness and know-how on managing methane emissions.

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Methane Guiding Principles Welcomes Three New Members

Three organizations have joined MGP in 2021 as interest in action on methane continues to grow.

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Methane Guiding Principles Discusses 2021 Priority Actions at Annual Roundtable

The executive representatives from 23 signatory companies and 15 supporting organizations met on January 14 at the annual roundtable of Methane Guiding Principles (MGP).

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Petronas Initiates Methane Advocacy Efforts with MGP Members in Malaysia

On October 7, the inaugural Virtual Methane Roundtable was held with almost 70 participants logging in from all over the world, representing Petronas, Shell, ExxonMobil and Repsol. The participants used this opportunity to share their respective methane management practices and detailed gaps and challenges faced in meeting MGP requirements in Malaysia.

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PAO NOVATEK Becomes Newest Signatory to Methane Guiding Principles

NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia. The company is principally engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons and has more than 20 years of operational experience in the Russian oil and natural gas sector.

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The Chinese Versions of Methane Guiding Principles (MGP) Best Practices Guides Available Online

The Chinese versions of the Methane Guiding Principles (MGP) Best Practices Guides were jointly released online by Beijing Gas, MGP and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Beijing Gas led the translation efforts with support from EDF.

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Petroleum Review Feature Helps Raise Awareness among Oil and Gas Professionals

Collaborative steps to tackle methane emissions were the focus of a feature published in the member magazine of the Energy Institute, the professional membership body for the energy industry and a supporting organization of the Methane Guiding Principles.

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GIE, IOGP and MARCOGAZ Published First Common Industry Guidelines to Help Companies Set Methane Emission Reduction Targets as Complement to Mitigation Strategies

The guidelines identify in a comprehensive manner the key elements of the process to establish a target and also address how to keep track of progress once a target is set.

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Expanding Group of Energy Companies Prioritizes Methane Emissions Mitigation

Signatory companies to the Methane Guiding Principles have committed to undertake a broad range of actions to strengthen the management of methane emissions throughout the oil and gas industry.

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MARCOGAZ Published the Assessment of Methane Emissions for Gas Transmission and Distribution System Operators

This document gives coherent technical guidance to gas grid operators to assess their methane emissions in accordance with a harmonized and transparent method.

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Eight Energy Companies Commit to Reduce Methane Emissions within Natural Gas Industry

BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Repsol, Shell, Statoil, Total and Wintershall today committed to further reduce methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world.

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