EU Drafts Plan to Cut Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry

The European Commission is due to present the draft in December and it is still subject to change.

Reuters

The EU has drafted legislation to reduce methane emissions by forcing oil and gas companies to report their output and find and fix leaks of the gas that is the second-biggest cause of climate change, according to a draft seen by Reuters on Nov. 22.

Oil and gas operators in the European Union would have to submit estimates for the methane emissions of their installations within 12 months after the regulation comes into force, the draft legislative proposal said.

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