North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership: Methane in the O&G Sector

Last updated: 15 February 2022

During the 2016 North American Leaders Summit, the presidents of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. committed to reducing methane in the oil and gas sector by 40-45% by 2025, covering new and existing sources nationwide.

This announcement and commitment created a strong political push in the region, which culminated in the development and publishing of federal methane-specific regulations that are still in effect. Although the United States weakened some of its federal methane standards for the oil and gas sector in 2020, that country is now revisiting the standards and has proposed to strengthen them.

This commitment is no longer considered active, as it was signed during previous administrations.

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