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Oil and gas fugitives method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions for Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) projects that install and use gas capture equipment to reroute fugitive emissions to flare devices for combustion. Abatement achieved by a facility converting methane into carbon dioxide by flaring can receive credits under the ERF.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Oil and Gas Fugitives) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.

Visit the Regulator’s website for:

Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2015 [1.11MB PDF].

See the public consultation and method draft on the Australian Government Trove archive.

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Last updated: 15 December 2021

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