Voluntary Efforts Result in Significant Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions Reductions

Voluntary efforts to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions are seeing significant results, according to recently released federal data.

Since its inception in 2016, more than 60 companies from all segments of the oil and natural gas industry have voluntarily participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. These initiatives resulted in methane emissions reductions equivalent to nearly 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2017, according to the agency.

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