Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy et Teréga join the Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) 2.0, a partnership launched by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) with the support of the European Commission. The OGMP's objective is to provide a framework to the companies of the oil and gas sectors for their efforts to reduce the methane emissions generated by their activity. The main French gas infrastructure operators jointly decided to partner with this initiative to highlight the progress already made by their industry and raising their objectives in this regard. They target an overall 45% reduction in methane emissions from infrastructure between 2016 and 2025.
A voluntary commitment to achieve ambitious objectives
French gas operators, including their European subsidies operating infrastructures, confirm their commitment by joining the OGMP 2.0, in line with their support to the carbon neutrality objectives of the European Union and France, as well as with the European Strategy on Methane Emissions published on 14th October 2020. Building on this initiative, operators are strengthening their actions to eut down their emissions and improve the monitoring and reporting of these. That is why they will, as 2020, benefit from the "Gold Standard" defined in the OGMP 2.0. As part of the Partnership, they will actively cooperate and participate in bestpractice sharing with other players of the sector.
Gas infrastructure operators committed to reduce the environmental impact of their sector
Thanks to their decarbonisation strategies, Elengy, GRDF, GRTgaz, Storengy and Teréga aim at mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and the environmental impact of their activities.
Iln 2016, methane emissions related to their gas infrastructure accounted for 0.26% of total national greenhouse gas emissions and less than 0.2% of the gas consumption in France. Operators have been implementing actions to detect and reduce fugitive emissions, contrai and reduce operational emissions, and prevent accidents.
The operators of gas infrastructures also contribute to the development of renewable gases which make it possible to reduce methane emissions from other sectors of activity such as agriculture or waste. This dynamic is based on sectors which are already deployed at industrial scale (anaerobic digestion) or still emerging (gasification of biomass, hydrothermal gasification), which produce renewable gas from agricultural residues, waste of local territories or industrial waste.