Three energy companies have teamed up to launch a quantification and reporting methodology to provide a framework for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from delivered liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes.

Pavilion Energy (Pavilion), QatarEnergy, and Chevron, supported by global sustainability consultancy Environmental Resources Management (ERM), will join forces to create a standardised method of measuring, reporting, and verifying GHG emissions associated with producing and delivering LNG cargo.

The announcement comes after the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGLNL) launched its own framework that aims to identify and tackle emissions in the LNG production value chain. 

Its ‘Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) and GHG Neutral Framework’ sets out criteria for reporting and offsetting emissions that cannot be reduced. 

Commenting on the development, Alan Heng, Interim Group CEO, Pavilion, said, “We share a common and decisive vision with QatarEnergy and Chevron to advocate for transparency and accuracy of GHG emissions associated with delivered LNG cargoes.” 

This was reflected in a statement by Ahmad Saeed Al-Amoodi, Executive Vice President of Surface Development and Sustainability, QatarEnergy, who said that the joint effort mirror QatarEnergy’s commitment to reduce GHG emissions and to decarbonise the LNG value chain.