Leak suggests delayed EU action on energy sector methane emissions

The European Commission is considering legislation to restrict gas producers in Europe from venting and flaring only “by 2025” according to a leaked draft of the EU ‘methane strategy’ it is due to publish this week.

by Robert Hodgson
Gas wells spread out across the landscape at Jonah Energy field in Wyoming. US fracked gas is considerably more methane-intensive than gas from Europe. Image: Melanie Stetson Freeman via Getty Images
Gas wells spread out across the landscape at Jonah Energy field in Wyoming. US fracked gas is considerably more methane-intensive than gas from Europe. Image: Melanie Stetson Freeman via Getty Images

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