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Rebecca Tremain Testimony Before the UK House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee

May 1, 2024 Category: Industry, Policy Work Area: Methane

On May 1, 2024, CATF’s Director of UK Government Affairs, Rebecca Tremain, gave evidence at the UK House of Lords methane inquiry, exploring straightforward and cost-effective measures to tackle oil and gas methane emissions.

  • In the UK, direct measurements of methane emissions from offshore oil and gas sites have been shown to be overall five times higher than official reporting. 
  • Almost 70% of methane emissions can be abated with existing technologies, mostly at no net cost. 
  • By developing legislation that mandates quarterly Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR), the UK could reduce up to 80% of fugitive methane emissions.