Oil and Gas Solutions
How Monitoring Methane Can Help Countries Deliver Emissions Reductions
Methane was a focal point during the COP26 climate conference, and for good reason. This potent greenhouse gas has 120 times the climate-warming power of CO2 as soon as it is emitted.
Russia is Heating Up—Cutting Methane from Oil and Gas is the Cure
Few have heard of Taymyr, a northern Russian province located at the mouth of the Arctic Ocean. Here, land temperatures have already hurdled past a perilous point by about 4.5°C since 1960. Despite these alarming numbers, Taymyr is also where Russia is planning to build fifteen new towns, a…
It’s Time for California to Face Its Dirty Oil Problem
A ruptured oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County, California, has spilled as much as 126,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean, closing beaches and threatening wildlife. The spill—the state’s largest in almost three decades—emanated from a damaged pipeline that carries oil to shore from an…
Climate TRACE Lifts the Veil on Oil and Gas Emissions
When it comes to climate, oil and gas are the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The production and refining processes for oil and gas account for about one-tenth of human-made greenhouse gases (GHGs), making the sector one of the world’s largest emitters. But it is far less clear where in…
The Methane Moment: An Interview with Debbie Gordon
Debbie Gordon is a senior principal in the Climate Intelligence Program at RMI, where she leads the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative. Gordon also serves as a senior fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University and the principal investigator for the Oil Climate Project. This interview was conducted by RMI Editorial Director Christian Roselund.