A worker inspects an electric actuator, introduced to reduce methane emissions, at Shell Canada’s Groundbirch natural gas project.
A worker inspects an electric actuator, introduced to reduce methane emissions, at Shell Canada’s Groundbirch natural gas project.

Tackling methane emissions

Efforts to address climate change therefore require the industry to reduce both deliberate and unintended methane emissions from production to the final consumer. It is important that the gas industry continues to monitor and reduce methane emissions. This includes wider implementation of leak detection and repair programmes which use infrared cameras.

Read about how Shell is tackling methane emissions here
 

European Union policy recommendations

In May 2020, Shell – alongside, BP, the Environmental Defense Fund, Eni, Equinor, the Florence School of Regulation, Repsol, the Rocky Mountain Institute, Total and Wintershall Dea – shared recommendations with the European Commission, proposing policies to reduce emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry.

Read the policy recommendations here

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