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Benchmarking Methane and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Oil and Natural Gas Production in the United States

June 3, 2024 Category: Industry Work Area: Methane

Updated analysis from Ceres and Clean Air Task Force benchmarks the production-based emissions of the largest oil and gas producers in the United States for 2022 and includes trends for 2015-2022.

It finds dramatic variation in producer performance and a downward trend in overall reported sectoral methane emissions. This downward trend can in part be attributed to state and federal regulations that have been enacted to date. Recent action by EPA and Congress, including both the recently finalized methane standards and the forthcoming Waste Emission Charge on excess methane emissions, will help drive sector emissions even lower.  

The report is a collaborative effort between Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force, with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Full interactive datasets are available at ERM, which provides strategic consulting services to support the transition to a net-zero emissions economy, performed the analysis using data from EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.