Statement - U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Brad Crabtree, held a natural gas roundtable discussion at CERAWeek in Houston, TX. During the roundtable, industry, non-governmental organizations, and government officials from different countries explored elements of a potential global framework for measurement and monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of the greenhouse gas intensity of natural gas across the supply chain, both domestically and internationally. The discussions were candid and productive.  

The U.S. Department of Energy is not introducing or endorsing any policy measures with respect to the certification of natural gas at this time. However, we will continue to engage with our international partners and stakeholders to forge broader agreement on a measurement and MRV framework needed to help foster continuous reductions in methane and carbon dioxide emissions from natural gas production, transport, and use over time.

Assistant Secretary Brad Crabtree