A tangible, ambitious effort to eliminate the oil and gas industry’s methane footprint by 2030.

The Aiming for Zero initiative establishes an all-in approach that treats methane emissions as seriously as the oil and gas industry already treats safety. We aim for zero and we strive to do what is needed to get there.

Join us in our call for the oil and gas industry to think differently and aim for zero methane emissions.

Our Approach

The signatories of the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative believe that virtually all methane emissions from the industry can and should be avoided.
 
There are five key focus areas for action in this initiative:
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Aim

Minimize

Report

Monitor & Measure

Advocate

We will strive to reach near zero methane emissions from our operated oil and gas assets by 2030, and we will encourage our partners to achieve similar results.

We will put in place all reasonable means to avoid methane venting and flaring, and to repair detected leaks, while preserving the safety of people and the integrity of operations.

Signatories will report annually and transparently on their methane emissions.

As technology evolves, we will supplement methane emissions estimates with more monitoring and measurement technologies, and introduce new solutions to avoid methane emissions. We welcome the continued improvement of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) mechanisms.

We support the implementation of sound regulations to tackle methane emissions and encourage governments to include methane emissions reduction targets as part of their climate strategies.
  • Aim
  • Minimize
  • Report
  • Monitor & Measure
  • Advocate

Join as a Signatory

For oil and gas companies that are ready to take a new approach to methane emissions.

Join as a Supporter

For organizations that want to support the implementation and expansion of this Initiative.

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OGCI members aim for zero methane emissions from oil and gas operations by 2030

March 8, 2022

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) today launched the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative which calls for an all-in approach that treats energy industry methane emissions as seriously as the industry already treats safety: aiming for zero and striving to do what is needed to get there.

Latest News

Australian producer Santos joins Aiming for Zero Methane Initiative 

Australian energy company Santos is the latest oil and gas producer to become a signatory to the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, launched by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) to encourage the oil and gas industry to cut methane emissions.   

Climate tech startup Orbio Earth joins Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative

Climate tech startup Orbio Earth has pledged its support for the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, which aims to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations to near zero by 2030.

Support for Aiming for Zero grows in Q4 2023

To date almost 100 companies and organizations have endorsed the initiative to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations to near zero.

Colombia’s biggest oil producer Ecopetrol signs up to Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative

Colombia’s state-run energy company Ecopetrol today announced it has become a signatory to Aiming for Zero, an initiative launched by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) to encourage the oil and gas industry to cut methane emissions to near zero.

UAE’s Crescent Petroleum signs up to Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative

UAE-headquartered oil and gas company Crescent Petroleum today announced it has become a signatory to the Aiming for Zero, an initiative launched by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) to encourage the oil and gas industry to cut methane emissions.

Society of Petroleum Engineers joins Aiming for Zero to magnify access to knowledge and best practices across the globe

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) recently became a supporting organization of the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative, which aims to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations to near zero by 2030.

Momentum builds for Aiming for Zero in Q3

To date over 90 companies and organizations have endorsed the initiative to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas operations to near zero.

OGCI partners with IOGP and Ipieca to help operators select methane mitigation technologies

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), together with industry associations Ipieca and IOGP have released a recommended practices guide to help operators select and deploy methane detection and quantification technologies.

Accenture joins Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative to curb methane emissions in the oil and gas industry

Accenture, a leading global professional services company, has signed as a supporter for Aiming for Zero, an initiative launched by the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) to encourage the oil and gas industry to cut methane emissions.