Reducing Methane Emissions in Shale Oil and Gas
Shell’s business strategy specifically states a strategic ambition to reduce our carbon intensity – including methane emissions – as part of the energy transition.
Shell places a high priority on combating methane emissions linked to oil and gas, and we have set a target to keep our methane emissions intensity for operated oil and gas assets (including liquefied natural gas), below 0.20% by 2025.
We’re achieving this by continuing to improve our emissions data, strengthening our detection and repair of methane leaks in our operations, and replacing older systems with modern equipment that reduces leaks. In July 2020, we announced we are expanding our use of drones to enhance our existing methane leak detection and repair program in the Permian Basin.
Globally, Shell’s business strategy specifically states a strategic ambition to reduce our global carbon intensity as part of the energy transition, with a goal to become, by 2050 or sooner, a net-zero emissions energy business.
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