Joint paper on methane emissions: Gas system operators in joint effort to continue curbing emissions and to support the Global Methane Pledge

19 October 2021 | Press releases

Making climate neutrality a reality is a top priority for the European Commission, as it is for the European gas industry. Representing around 4% of total European methane emissions, gas system operators have significantly decreased methane emissions since 1990, thanks to the implementation of several mitigation measures. To lower emissions even further, it is crucial to keep raising awareness while enhancing collaboration among sectors and regions. Improving detection and quantification technologies, mitigation techniques and sharing good practices represent a clear opportunity to continue paving the way towards climate neutrality via methane emissions reduction. Furthermore, there are clear efforts to facilitate the energy transition by preparing to accommodate low-carbon and renewable gases.

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