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Benchmarking Methane and other GHG Emissions of Oil and Natural Gas Production in the United States

July 14, 2022 Category: Industry Work Area: Methane

Analysis from Ceres and Clean Air Task Force benchmarking the relative emissions intensity and total reported methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide emissions of more than 300 U.S. oil and gas producers finds dramatic variations between companies and basins. In the second year of this analysis, the highest emitting oil and gas companies had a methane emissions intensity nearly 24 times that of the lowest emitting companies according to the most recently available data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The report is a collaborative effort between Ceres and the Clean Air Task Force, with support from the Bank of America Foundation. The 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.