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Zero Routine Flaring by 2030


Launched in 2015, the ZRF Initiative commits governments and oil companies, to end routine flaring no later than 2030. The Initiative aims to support cooperation between all relevant stakeholders so that solutions to gas flaring can be found through appropriate regulation, application of technologies, and financial arrangements. Read more >


Seven Countries Account for Two-Thirds of Global Gas Flaring

Global flaring declined by 5% in 2020. Russia, Iraq, Iran, the United States, Algeria, Venezuela and Nigeria remain the top seven flaring countries for nine years running, accounting for two-thirds (65%) of all flaring.

We Can End Routine Gas Flaring by 2030. Here's How

We are now less than a decade away from the goal of Zero Routine Flaring by 2030, an ambition that sits at the nexus of climate change mitigation and energy policy.

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Neptune Energy endorses the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative

On October 21, 2021, Neptune Energy became the latest and 47th oil company to commit to ending routine flaring.
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Pioneer Natural Resources endorses the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative

On September 9, 2021 Pioneer Natural Resources became the 46th oil company to commit to ending routine flaring by 2030.

Qatar Petroleum Joins Global Effort to End Routine Flaring

On March 17, 2021, Qatar Petroleum joined the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership and endorsed the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative as part of the company’s efforts to end the industry practice of routinely flaring associated gas during oil production.

Occidental Becomes First U.S.-based Oil and Gas Company to Endorse the World Bank’s “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” Initiative

In a letter to the World Bank, Occidental’s President and CEO Vicki Hollub expressed the company’s commitment to end routine gas flaring by 2030, as part of a broader drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in global operations.

European Union Pledges to Support Gas Flaring Reduction

The EC’s new “strategy to reduce methane emissions” says it will consider regulation to end routine flaring and venting and pledges its support for the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative.
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Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Intiative Cited in IEA Report

The International Energy Agency analysis found that the commitments from the Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring Initiative will be an integral component of the path to ending routine flaring globally and the Paris goal of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.
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Saudi Aramco Endorses "Zero Routine Flaring by 2030" Initiative

On November 6, 2019, Saudi Aramco endorsed the “Zero Routine Flaring by 2030” (ZRF) Initiative, joining 36 other major oil & gas companies in the global movement to end this 160-year practice.
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IPIECA Supports Flaring Initiative

IPIECA states its support to the ‘Zero Routine Flaring by 2030’ Initiative, thereby raising the profile of flaring even higher on the agenda of its 37 oil company members.
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