As the United States government under President Trump turns away from measures to confront global climate change, many of the largest oil and gas companies operating in the country are working to get their emissions of methane and other greenhouse gases under control, in alignment of the 2015 Paris Climate accord.

International oil companies such as ExxonMobil
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and Chevron
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, with operations across the globe,  have a lot of incentives to adopt emission reduction standards aimed at “keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

Governments outside of the U.S., particularly those in Europe, are increasingly turning to regulations and financial penalties to ensure that oil and gas operators adopt policies to reduce their carbon footprint. In addition, Big Oil, facing increasing pressure from environmentalist groups

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