Risking Risk: Improving Methane Disclosure in the Oil and Gas Industry

Greenpoint Innovations for the Environmental Defense Fund

[From an Energy Wire article by Anne C. Mulkern, sub. req’d] Methane leaks pose an economic and climate risk that many oil and gas companies don’t fully disclose to investors, an analysis released today said.

The Environmental Defense Fund study said that 28 percent of companies report methane emissions in their publicly available disclosures. About 49 percent provide information on their leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs, 8 percent disclose their methane emissions policy position, and no companies report a “quantitative, time-bound methane emissions reduction target…”




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