Rise in oil and gas producers’ GHG emissions

The energy needed to extract oil in Europe has grown by 15% since 2010, environmental performance indicators released by industry group OGP show

The energy intensity of European oil and gas production and associated greenhouse gas emissions reported by members of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) appear to have increased over the past few years.

Released this week, OGP’s environmental indicators for 2012 also show the number of oil spills reported by producers in Europe has grown.

The report covers the global operations of 43 of the association’s 62 members, and 32% of global production. The coverage of European production is higher at 96% but the figures should still be treated with caution as which companies report can change from year-to-year. Their assets and reporting methodologies can also change.

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