A Personal Appeal to End Routine Gas Flaring
Six months. Forty-five endorsers. We’re well on our way to an ambitious new de facto global standard for the oil and gas industry.
It feels like just yesterday senior representatives from 25 governments, oil companies and development institutions came together with the U.N. Secretary General and World Bank President to launch a global initiative—“Zero Routine Flaring by 2030”—to end the oil industry practice of routinely flaring gas at oil production sites around the world.
Today, 45 endorsers representing over 40 percent of global gas flaring have stepped forward to commit to not wastefully flare gas in new oil field developments and to end existing (legacy) routine gas flaring as soon as possible and no later than 2030.
And we expect the number of endorsers to keep growing till all major oil-producing countries and companies make the same commitment.