Governments and oil companies that endorse the ZRF Initiative commit to “publicly report their flaring and progress towards the Initiative on an annual basis. They also agree to the World Bank aggregating and reporting the same.” In line with this, Endorsers are asked to provide flaring data at oil fields for the first full calendar year after they have endorsed the Initiative.
In the dashboards below, we present data reported under the ZRF Initiative for Endorsing Governments and Endorsing Oil Companies. The Global Flaring and Methane Reduction Partnership (GFMR) also publishes global satelite-based flaring estimates that can be viewed by country or individual flaring sites.
Endorsing governments commit to providing data on flaring from oil fields for the first full calendar year after they endorse the initiative. However, they may start reporting immediately if they are able to do so. All endorsing governments are requested to report both total and routine flare volumes. However, many governments are not yet able to distinguish routine flaring from total flaring in their reported data.
The World Bank continues to work with governments to improve reporting under the ZRF Initiative.
The dashboard below indicates both annual total and, where reported, routine flare volumes for endorsing governments and indicates the portion of that data that is informed by our own satellite estimates versus self-reported. Where flaring data is not self-reported; estimates using GFMR / NOAA / Colorado School of Mines satellite data have been used.