2009 EPA M2M Grant: Methane Recovery in the Russian Gas Sector: Capitalizing on Economic and Environmental Benefits

Oil and Gas
Geographical Focus

Description of Project
The main objective of this project is to establish a reliable, cost effective system for monitoring and managing the Gazprom Group’s methane emissions. This will involve conducting a pilot study on a regional scale to assess Gazprom's methane emissions, potential cost effective project opportunities, and provide recommendations for establishing a corporate methane management system. This project will also analyze advanced economic mechanisms for attracting investment for viable methane emission reduction projects. 
Partner Countries included in or proposing this activity
Russia, United States
Instrumental Organizations
Environmental Defense Fund, Inc, Gazprom, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Estimated lifetime of the project (years):
Emissions reductions:
Results and Outcomes
Additional Documentation
Primary contact for this project or activity

First Name: Bryan

Last Name: Weigle

Organization Name: Environmental Defense Fund, Inc

Email: bweigle@edf.org

Financial And In-Kind Support (U.S. $)
Total Amount provided by all Partner Countries and Organizations instrumental to this project or activity: $699,839


Description of In-Kind Support: