History

The Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP) is an initiative launched by the UN Environment Programme and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in 2014. The OGMP is the only broad multi-stakeholder partnership working on methane emissions reporting. It provides a protocol to help companies systematically manage their methane emissions from oil and gas operations, and offers a credible platform to help member companies demonstrate actual reductions to industry stakeholders.

In November 2020, UNEP, the CCAC, Environmental Defense Fund, the European Commission, and the 62 oil and gas member companies launched the OGMP 2.0 Reporting Framework. The updated framework is designed to foster and encourage reporting that remains directly connected to strategic action. The improved reporting has a performance element that focuses on reduction approaches, technology advancement and policy development, aiding the oil and gas industry in achieving deep reductions in mineral methane emissions over the next decade in a way that is transparent to civil society and governments.

The OGMP 2.0 reporting framework is the highest standard of methane reporting, requiring companies to report methane emissions from all sources at both operated and non-operated ventures across the oil and gas value chain at an unprecedented level of accuracy and granularity.