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China's CNPC cut methane emissions strength by 11.39% in 2023

China's biggest oil and gas group China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) cut its methane emissions intensity last year by 11.39%, constant from the previous year's 11% decrease, the state energy giant stated in its 2023 ecological report on Wednesday.

CNPC stepped up checks and repairs on oil and gas leakages at production sites and switched off more gas flares, assisting to curb methane emissions.

Agriculture and energy are among the top sources of methane emissions, which are damaging for crop yields, air quality and likewise cause human and animal illness.

COP28 President Sultan Al Jaber stated in March that CNPC would quickly join a promise by oil and gas companies to cut methane emissions to no by 2030.

CNPC also stated in its report that the business's overall greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 188 million metric tons of co2 equivalent in 2015, mostly consistent compared with 2022.

This is the first time CNPC has actually reported greenhouse gas emissions in straight-out volumes. Last year the group said its greenhouse gas emissions to generate each unit of oil and gas production in 2022 fell by 4% from the previous year.

Of CNPC's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, 145 million heaps were under scope 1 (from business's operations) and 43 million lots were scope 2 (indirect emissions).

CNPC, parent of PetroChina, added more than 5 gigawatts of solar and wind power installations last year. It likewise bought carbon capture and storage centers but supplied no further details on those.

CNPC produced 105.8 million loads, or 2.12 million barrels per day of petroleum domestically in 2015, accounting for a. half of China's total. Its domestic natural gas output amounted to. 153 billion cubic meters, about two thirds of the nation's. total.