IEA: Almost 70m tonnes of methane emitted by global oil and gas industry in 2020

The amount is equivalent to the total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions of the European Union

Drones to locate abandoned oil and gas wells in New York

The wells release methane, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is second only to CO2 in its overall contribution to climate change

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030

EU Commission adopts strategy to reduce methane emissions

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and the second biggest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide

Large methane leaks ‘increased dramatically by 32%’ in first eight months of 2020

The emissions in Algeria, Russia and Turkmenistan have increased by more than 40%, according to a report

New UN-backed label to help consumers choose environmentally-friendly rice

Rice farming consumes up to one-third of the world’s developed freshwater resources and generates up to 20% of global methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas

‘Global methane emissions hit record heights in 2020’

The agriculture, livestock farming, waste and fossil fuel sectors are the largest sources of methane, according to a new report

European Space Agency launches new tool to combat climate change

The new technology will make it possible to track and attribute methane emissions around the world

BP to use drones and thermal imaging to monitor methane emisisons

Gas cloud imaging technology has already been tested and installed in existing facilities such as the giant natural gas Khazzan field in Oman

New tool to track oil and gas methane emissions launched

IEA analysis suggests global methane emissions from the oil and gas sectors could be reduced by nearly half at no net cost

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