Collaborating to Improve our Understanding of Methane Emissions Along the Natural Gas Value Chain

The Collaboratory to Advance Methane Science (CAMS) will pursue scientific studies addressing methane emissions along the natural gas value chain, from production through end use. Studies will focus on detection, measurement and quantification of methane emissions with the goal of finding opportunities for reduction. GTI will serve as the program administrator for the effort with participants from leading energy companies BP, Cheniere, Chevron, Equinor, ExxonMobil, Pioneer Natural Resources and SIEP, Inc. (Shell).


“The use of natural gas is already reducing carbon dioxide and traditional air pollutants in the United States and around the world, but further reduction of methane emissions greater amplifies the positive impact of natural gas. Supporting peer-reviewed science is an important first step as we look for ways to encourage the reduction of methane emissions throughout the domestic natural gas value chain.”

Chris Smith,
SVP for Policy, Government and Public Affairs


“As a leading energy company, we are committing to continually reducing methane emissions. The right partnerships are critical for success, and participating in CAMS will expand industry learning on solutions that can make a difference.”

Sara Ortwein,
President, ExxonMobil,
subsidiary XTO Energy