Methane Emissions Glossary

In June 2019, GIE and MARCOGAZ published the report “Potential ways the gas industry can contribute to the reduction of methane emissions”. This industry-wide study was performed with contributions from representatives of the entire gas value chain. A need for a set of harmonised definitions covering the whole gas value chain emerged.

For this reason, a glossary on methane emission was developed to support the industry and other stakeholders in the use of consistent terminology.


Why does it matter?

The use of common definitions will contribute to improve confidence in understanding and managing methane emission sources and to reduce their emissions.

This Glossary can also be used as a reference for the legislative process.



  • Introduction
  • Methane Emissions Glossary
  • List of acronyms on methane emissions
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