European Union may enact binding limits on methane emissions from gas industry

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The European Union is considering binding standards for natural gas to limit emissions of methane, the second-largest contributor to global warming after carbon dioxide. The 27-member bloc is the world’s biggest importer of gas, and imposing such standards could affect its major suppliers, which include Russia and Norway.Published on Wednesday, the EU methane strategy includes a clearer commitment than previous drafts, which shied away from methane limits on gas consumed in Europe. It said any legislation would follow an impact assessment involving international partners.“The Commission will consider methane emission reduction targets, standards or other incentives for fossil energy consumed and imported in the EU in the absence of significant commitments from international partners,” the policy said. Curbing methane is key to plans to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. However, that target does not capture the emissions released to produce or transport gas to the EU, whereas methane standards for imported gas would.Methane, which is emitted from leaky oil and gas pipelines and infrastructure, unused coal mines and farming, is 84 times more potent than CO2 in its first 20 years in the atmosphere.The Commission will propose legislation next year requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and report methane emissions and repair leaks. It will consider banning venting and flaring, which release methane into the atmosphere or deliberately burn it.Satellite data has shown methane emissions significantly higher than levels reported by industry. The Commission said it will help launch an independent international body to gather data, supported by EU satellites.[Kate Abnett]More: EU considers binding methane emissions standards for gas European Union may enact binding limits on methane emissions from gas industrylast_img read more

Laban Sports Club Shillong Enters Final of the 23rd Gallants Gold Cup Football Tournament

first_imgA CorrespondentTANGLA: In the tight 2nd semi-final Laban Sports Club, Shillong beat Jampui Jala, Tripura to enter the final of the 23rd Gallants Gold Cup football tournament 2018 in Dimakuchi stadium in Udalguri on Friday.The match ended draw in regulation time by 2-2. In the tie breaker, Shillong defeated Tripura team by 4-3. In regulation time for Jampui Jala, Sagar Debbarma in the 5th minute and Aboy Meitei in 54th minute scored one goal each. For Laban SC, Ejingmud Lingdoh scored both goals in 43rd and 86th minutes. The Laban SC Shillong will play against Yarkhok United FC Manipur in final to be played on October 7.last_img