Enagás’ commitment to reducing methane emissions recognised with the OGMP 2.0 Gold Standard award

04 November 2021

Enagás has obtained the Gold standard distinction awarded by OGMP 2.0 and has been recognised for its commitment to reducing methane emissions, as well as for its plan to improve the reliability of data on these emissions.

This recognition is part of the first report of the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO), under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established with the support of the European Union. IMEO and the report were launched on Sunday at the G20 Summit, during the run-up to COP26. IMEO aims to improve the accuracy and transparency of companies in reporting their methane emissions.

IMEO analysed the reports submitted by 62 companies from all over the world and awarded the Gold standard distinction to the best, including Enagás and three of its affiliates (BBG, Saggas and Desfa).

In 2020, Enagás adhered to the OGMP 2.0 (Oil & Gas Methane Partnership) framework for reporting methane emissions in line with the European Union’s Methane Emission Reduction Strategy. This recognition serves to reinforce the company’s commitment to carbon neutrality, its setting of ambitious emission reduction targets and its commitment to the development of renewable gases.

Commitment to decarbonisation

Enagás is committed to becoming a carbon neutral company by 2040. Since 2014, it has reduced its global emissions by more than 63%.

In relation to methane emissions, the company has reduced these by 62% since 2013, thanks to the energy efficiency measures it has been applying for years in gas infrastructures. In 2019, Enagás made a commitment to reduce methane emissions from its activity by 45% in 2025 and by 60% in 2030 compared to 2015 data, in line with the United Nations Global Methane Alliance initiative. In addition, in 2018 the company signed the “Reducing Methane Emissions across the Natural Gas Value Chain - Guiding Principles”, developed in collaboration with international companies and institutions related to the energy sector.

Enagás actively collaborates in research and innovation projects. The company is currently coordinating and leading, together with the European Gas Research Group (GERG), the world’s first research project, supported by 13 other gas infrastructure operators and European associations, aimed at quantifying methane emissions in midstream infrastructures through a selection of the best existing technologies.

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