On 14 September, the European Commission published the EU Methane Strategy. The aim of the document is to establish a harmonised framework to reduce methane emissions in the gas and coal sectors. The strategy sets out the establishment of an international methane emissions mechanism to compile, verify and publish global methane emissions data based on the UN Oil and Gas Methane Partnership reporting framework.
The Energy Community Secretariat has welcomed the EU strategy by joining the ‘Gas Industry Declaration on the EU Strategy to reduce methane emissions’. The Energy Community Secretariat’s Director, Janez Kopač said: “Methane emissions have a global dimension and the Contracting Parties to the Energy Community should be included since the very beginning in this process. It is key to ensure consistency of methane emission policies and the dissemination of best practices for cost-effective methane emission reduction along transit and supply gas chains.”
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