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The Coalition’s Oil & Gas Initiative is aimed at reducing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants from oil & gas industry operations, with a focus on methane and black carbon. Methane is a greenhouse gas at least 84 times more potent than CO2 over a 20-year time horizon, while black carbon emissions from oil & gas operations are thought to contribute to accelerated warming of the polar ice caps, among other negative consequences.
This Initiative has four components. Other components may be added by the Coalition partners over time.
The overall goal is to reduce methane and black carbon emissions in the oil and gas sector.
The objective of the CCAC Oil & Gas Methane Partnership is to help oil and gas companies find and minimize methane emissions in their operations and create a new global standard in methane emissions control. The Partnership provides credibility for emissions factors and cost-effective, risk-based programmes for assessing and calculating methane emissions. As a result, the Partnership provides companies credibility and recognition for its efforts, as well as opportunities to improve gas recoverability, leading to increased volumes suitable for sale.
The Coalition and its partners support a participating company’s efforts and encourage innovation, including with technical assistance, and by encouraging development of policies and practices that promote and support methane emission reduction within Coalition partner country borders and beyond.
The objective of the Technology Demonstration Project is to build global capacity through policy and technical tools to effectively measure, monitor and reduce SLCP emissions from the oil and gas sector. The initial focus will be on recovery of hydrocarbon liquids that could be integrated into the existing production and processing infrastructure while reducing emissions of SLCPs, notably black carbon and methane. It will do this by supporting the scaled-up commercial deployment and dissemination of emerging technologies for hydrocarbon liquid recovery from the gas stream.
At COP22 Ministers from 21 countries said oil and gas methane reductions are “the next big climate opportunity” and agreed to implement national methane reduction strategies, regulations, policies, or enhanced actions, including those that encourage energy efficiency and fuel shifts.
The initiative is overseeing a series of independent, peer-reviewed methane emissions studies to learn more about the sources and scale of methane emissions and to guide mitigation actions. EDF and the 10 OGCI companies committed over $6 million to the studies over two years. Safeguarding mechanisms were set to ensure scientific independence of the researchers.
The initiative is also developing a peer-to-peer support programme for regulating methane emissions in the oil and gas industry, starting with 3 developing-country jurisdictions.
This document presents results from the Climate & Clean Air Coalition’s Oil & Gas Initiative reported between July 2016 and June 2017. These results were recorded using the...
This report is an overview of the Coalition's progress from 2016 to 2017 and, because it is our 5th anniversary, includes information on the status of short-lived climate pollutant emissions,...
Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.
Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.
Factsheet prepared by the CCAC on Methane and Black Carbon Reduction from Oil and Natural Gas Production (December, 2015)....
This Voluntary Standard for Global Gas Flaring and Venting Reduction provides guidance on how to achieve reductions in the flaring, and venting of gas associated with crude oil production,...
This publication by Power Auction identifies and reviews similar auctions to the Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation (PAF). The past auctions provide insights into the...
Flaring Questions + Answers, a companion publication to Sour Gas Questions + Answers, is produced by the Centre for Energy to explain flaring, venting and incineration of natural gas in Canada....
This assessment report looks into all aspects of anthropogenic emissions of black carbon and tropospheric ozone precursors, such as methane. It analyses the trends in emissions of these substances...