Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP), the 878-km long pipeline transporting natural gas from the giant Shah Deniz field in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea to Europe, has joined the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP), the flagship oil and gas reporting and mitigation program of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
According to the TAP press release, this voluntary initiative seeks to support oil and gas companies in reducing methane emissions.
Further, TAP says, OGMP 2.0 is applying stringent criteria that form a global reference to encourage optimal performance, both in terms of reporting and emissions reduction through transparency and the sharing of best practices. This move reinforces the company’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.
TAP aims to obtain OGMP 2.0’s “Gold Standard” status by 2025, which will acknowledge its plans to measure and reduce methane emissions.
OGMP 2.0 is the only comprehensive, measurement-based reporting framework for the industry. It improves the accuracy and transparency of methane emissions reporting.