EPA: Oil and Natural Gas Methane Emissions Continue to Fall

Methane emissions in the United States continue to decline according to updated data released this week in the Environmental Protection Agency’s final 2020 Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The GHGI data show U.S. methane emissions were 18 percent lower than in 1990 and 10 percent below 2005 levels.

Importantly, energy industry efforts to curb emissions, has helped bring combined methane emissions from petroleum and natural gas systems down 23.2 percent from their 1990 levels.

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