Lessons Learned in Reducing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector
After carbon dioxide, methane is the second most important climate pollutant, with a potency over eighty times that of CO2 over a 20-year period.
Canada Issues Comprehensive Oil and Gas Methane Regulations
On April 25th, Catherine McKenna, the Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister, finalized robust, nationwide standards designed to cut methane pollution from the oil and gas industry by roughly 40-45 percent.
Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards Press Release
The inaugural Oil and Gas Methane Leadership Awards were awarded to leading government jurisdictions and other entities in recognition of actions taken to reduce harmful methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
Joint NGO Statement on BLM Methane Rule Circuit Court Victory
Late last night, a U.S. District Court granted a preliminary injunction striking down Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s attempt to delay for one year implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule.
CATF Statement on BLM Methane Rule Rollback
Once again, the Trump Administration is running a full-frontal assault on American public lands, the public health, and the environment.
CATF Statement on XTO Support for Methane Regulations
XTO has helpfully moved the conversation on oil and gas air pollution forward by acknowledging the importance of methane regulations, including on existing oil and gas equipment.
API’s “Environmental Partnership:” Years Behind the Curve on Methane from the Oil and Gas Industry
This week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) launched its “Environmental Partnership” with 26 oil and gas companies to target reductions of methane pollution from three different sources.
New Analysis Equates the Climate Benefits of Cost-Effective Oil and Gas Methane Reductions to Shuttering China’s Entire Coal-Fired Power Plant Fleet
Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a preview of the World Energy Outlook 2017, noting that harnessing cost-effective reductions of methane from the oil and gas sector would have the same climate benefit as closing down every coal-fired power plant in China.