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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

The department develops ERF methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.

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

View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Developing the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Public consultation, drafting of the method, and the ERAC’s advice to the Minister is on the department’s Consultation Hub.

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Last updated: 28 September 2021

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