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Powering Environmental Progress – Emissions

The newly launched Environmental Partnership of natural gas and oil companies is focused on continuing to reduce emissions by sharing data and scientific knowledge.

Greenhouse gases have been reduced, cleaner-burning fuels have helped improve air quality and our stewardship of valuable resources, such as water and surface spaces, has grown.

Industry continues to reduce its emissions. While natural gas production rose nearly 52 percent between 1990 and 2015, emissions of methane from that production declined 16.3 percent.

From 1990 to 2016, industry invested more than $339 billion – $1,045 for every man, woman and child in the U.S. – to improve air quality at facilities and in operations, implement new technologies, create cleaner fuels and support ongoing environmental programs, including research and development.

Industry spent nearly $90 billion on zero- and low-carbon technologies from 2000 to 2014. That’s almost as much as the rest of U.S.-based private industries combined.