XTO Steps Up on Methane Mitigation
Statement by Mark Brownstein, Vice President Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
(New York, NY – September 25, 2017) XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the largest natural gas producer in the United States, today announced a set of commitments to reduce methane emissions from its production and midstream operations nationwide.
“XTO Energy is showing real leadership in addressing methane emissions at key sources across its U.S. operations. Delivering on this promise will make XTO a stand-out among the U.S. oil and gas industry.
“At a time when others are trying to claw back basic protections and make excuses for inaction, this kind of company responsiveness to local community, investor and advocate concerns is refreshing.
“XTO’s expanded methane management program is a timely reminder that reducing methane emissions from today’s levels is technologically feasible, cost effective, and necessary.”
- Mark Brownstein, Vice President Climate and Energy, Environmental Defense Fund
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