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Reducing methane emissions from global gas: policy, markets, and ecosystems

Methane Greenhouse gases Emissions reduction Natural gas

Cutting methane emissions from oil and gas will help slow the pace of global warming, and methane is firmly on the international climate agenda. But how will progress on methane rules and regulations spread beyond Europe and North America, especially to regions where state utilities and national oil companies (NOCs) play a prominent role? And how can global gas trade—especially the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector—evolve in ways that lower methane emissions?

This report outlines recent global, national and sub-national efforts to curtail methane emissions from oil and gas. It analyses how demand for cleaner, or 'differentiated', gas might develop, delving into the drivers for buyers and others in the gas ecosystem. It concludes with policy recommendations and suggested engagement strategies with global gas players.

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