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Eight oil and gas majors commit to cut methane emissions

Six oil and gas majors ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, Eni, Statoil, Repsol, BP, and Wintershall have said they would commit further to reducing methane emissions from the natural gas assets they operate around the world.

The energy companies also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to do the same.

According to the joint statement released on Wednesday, the eight oil and gas companies said the methane reduction commitment was made as part of wider efforts by the global energy industry to ensure that natural gas continues to play a critical role in helping meet future energy demand while addressing climate change.

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