Methane abatement

Methane abatement technologies include equipment and operational techniques that can be applied across oil and gas value chains to reduce emissions.

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Key findings

Global methane emissions from oil and gas operations in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2030

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Methane emissions from the oil and gas sector remain high despite initial industry-led initiatives and government policies

Implementing abatement options quickly and at scale remains a real challenge. Policies will be critical to achieve the 75% emissions reduction by 2030 demonstrated in the Sustainable Development Scenario. Further innovation is needed both to increase understanding of emissions levels and to help reduce the cost of emissions mitigation strategies such as leak detection and repair.