Methane emissions constitute a small fraction of our total GHG operating emissions. In order to ensure this, we remain vigilant through constant monitoring. We also engage our suppliers on managing methane emissions and support methane research.
”I buy gas to make LNG, not to have it leak into the atmosphere. Working with our suppliers and others, we can reduce leaks, flaring and other practices, and create even more positive impacts from our LNG.”
Senior Vice President, Gas Supply and Trading
If we want to capitalize on the climate benefits of LNG and natural gas overall, it’s important to minimize methane leakage across the natural gas value chain. And when it comes to our business, the more methane that is captured and not leaked, the more we can produce. Leaking methane is not good for business.
Consistent with our Climate and Sustainability Principles, we initiated efforts to engage our natural gas suppliers on managing their emissions footprints in 2019. We hosted our first supplier sustainability workshop to encourage open dialogue and best practice sharing on methane management, and to begin collaborating with suppliers to assess the emissions profile of our supply chain.
“Reducing methane emissions improves the environmental performance of natural gas. We support peer-reviewed science to innovate new ways to identify, measure and eliminate fugitive methane emissions throughout the domestic natural gas value chain.”
Senior Vice President
Policy, Government and Public Affairs
In June 2018, we co-founded the Collaboratory to Advance Methane Science (CAMS) to improve scientific understanding of methane emissions across the entire natural gas value chain. By collaborating with experts from industry, academia and the scientific community, CAMS will deliver cost-effective solutions to reduce methane emissions from the natural gas sector. The founding members include Cheniere, Chevron, Equinor, ExxonMobil and Pioneer Natural Resources. In 2019, CAMS awarded its first grant to the University of Texas-Austin to make a publicly available methane emissions calculator and to study methane emissions profiles across various oil and gas basins.
Cheniere’s LNG has already created impact by displacing higher-emitting fossil fuels and reducing emissions globally. Through our supplier engagement and methane research efforts, we aim to further strengthen the environmental competitiveness of U.S. LNG.