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The United States, the European Union and countries such as Japan have agreed to enhance efforts to achieve a goal of reducing global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030, targeting emissions in the oil and gas sector.

Under the Global Methane Pledge Energy Pathway launched Friday, nations are encouraged to eliminate “as soon as possible, and no later than 2030” routine flaring, a process of burning off excess gas during the production of crude oil and natural gas.

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