Mexico Finalizes Strong Oil and Gas Regs to Slash Methane Pollution

Environmental Defense Fund statement from Shareen Yawanarajah, International Policy Manager, Oil & Gas

November 13, 2018
Malú Penella, (+52 1) 55 5509-5226,
Kelly Guthrie, (512) 691-3461,

(MEXICO CITY) Mexico’s Agencia de Seguridad, Energia y Ambiente (ASEA) today finalized regulations to cut harmful methane pollution from the oil and gas industry by 45 percent by 2025. ASEA collaborated with international technical experts and incorporated best practices from leading jurisdictions where emissions are already being reduced, benefiting both the economy and the environment. Mexico’s reputation as a global climate leader is boosted by adoption of these regulations along with Pemex’s recent methane commitment


“Mexico’s methane regulations are world-class. The standards support the health and prosperity of Mexicans and help move the country one step closer toward its energy goals.


“Government officials keeping to timelines and enforcing the rule is the next critical step to achieve Mexico’s goal of modernizing its energy industry, help Pemex deliver on its global commitments and ensure that international companies operating in Mexico are held to a high standard.”


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