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European environmental performance indicators report published

With the publication of Environmental performance indicators – Europe 2020 data, IOGP has provided the public with the most up-to-date information on the performance of IOGP Member Companies in Europe.

The Report’s scope includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and hydrocarbon flaring reported by Member Companies from assets and activities within Europe, presented separately for Europe and EU. The data are normalized against mass of hydrocarbons produced to enable meaningful comparison. It enables the use of upstream emissions data from our EU Producing Members as representative of the EU emissions to be used in the lifecycle analysis of methane emissions.

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Reported carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per unit of production for countries in the EU increased over the 2016-2020 period for several reasons. These include reduced production, aging facilities, and improvements in the accuracy of measurement, as well changes in reporting companies.

Methane (CH4)

In 2020, Europe and the EU participating companies reported emissions of 0.23 and 0.75 tonnes of CO2 per thousand tonnes of hydrocarbon production, respectively.

Flaring

In 2020, Europe and the EU participating companies reported 2.4 and 4.3 tonnes of gas flared per thousand tonnes of production respectively. Reported hydrocarbons flared per unit of production for countries in the EU increased in 2020 because of the unavailability of a key unit during the initial months within a new start-up.

Report 2020e-Europe, Environmental performance indicators – Europe 2020 data is available to download from the Publications Library.

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