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We seek to mitigate emissions from our operations while continuing to meet the world’s energy demands. Natural gas offers the cleanest burning fossil fuel and has played an important role in helping reduce U.S. CO2 emissions to near 20-year lows.

Methane emissions reduction program

ExxonMobil and XTO Energy recently expanded our methane emissions reduction initiative in an effort to further reduce emissions associated with our operations.


Flaring is used in various stages of exploration and production operations throughout the world, primarily as a safety measure to prevent the accumulation of gases that could pose a potential safety hazard.