November 15, 2019



  • In 2017, the company initiated a voluntary methane emissions reduction program across U.S. unconventional operations, supported by a comprehensive research and technology development program. ExxonMobil has committed to reduce methane emissions from its operations 15% and flaring 25%, both by 2020 (versus its 2016 baseline).
  • It is a founding member of the American Petroleum Institute’s (API’s) Environmental Partnership, an initiative to implement voluntary programs and share best practices, focused initially on reducing methane and volatile organic compound emissions.


  • Since 2000, ExxonMobil has invested more than $9 billion in facilities and research to develop and deploy higher efficiency and lower emissions energy solutions.
  • In 2018, the company joined the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, a voluntary initiative of 13 of the world’s largest oil and gas producers working collaboratively toward solutions to mitigate climate change risks.


  • ExxonMobil’s scientists have participated in IPCC’s scientific assessment process since its inception in 1988.
  • The company has partnered with more than 80 leading universities on emerging energy research.
  • ExxonMobil is pursuing research on advanced biofuels to produce fuels from algae and cellulosic biomass. Advanced biofuels hold the potential to reduce GHG emissions by 50% or more compared with today’s transportation fuels.

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