AIMING FOR ZERO Methane Emissions Initiative

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.

It is a tangible, ambitious effort to eliminate the industry’s methane footprint by 2030.

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

Aiming for Zero has already been endorsed by the CEOs of these companies:


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The Signatories and Supporters of Aiming for Zero believe that virtually all methane emissions from the industry can and should be avoided. 

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Signatories will report annually and transparently on their methane emissions.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

Why Aiming for Zero is needed

Methane is responsible for around 30% of global warming. Reducing methane emissions from oil and gas operations represents one of the best short-term opportunities to advance the goals of the Paris Agreement.

This initiative supplements important multi-stakeholder initiatives, such as the Methane Guiding Principles, the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 and the Global Methane Alliance.

Initiated by OGCI, the aim is to have as many oil and gas companies participate as possible. Collectively, the industry can make a big difference.

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