Press Release: Big Oil Reality Check: Oil and Gas Companies Failing on Climate

May 21, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsPress Releases

Oil Change International released our Big Oil Reality Check report in collaboration with over 200 organizations worldwide. The report assesses the climate pledges and plans of eight international oil and gas companies – Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, TotalEnergies, BP, Eni, Equinor, and ConocoPhillips – against 10 criteria representing the bare minimum for aligning with the Paris Agreement to limit global heating below 1.5°C. 

Virtual Press Conference: Big Oil Reality Check Report Reveals Oil Majors’ Failure to Align with Paris Agreement Goals

May 16, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsPress Releases

Oil Change International, in collaboration with over 200 organizations worldwide, is releasing the Big Oil Reality Check report with a virtual press conference on May 21, 2024. The report assesses the climate pledges and plans of eight international oil and gas companies – Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, TotalEnergies, BP, Eni, Equinor, and ConocoPhillips – against 10 criteria representing the bare minimum for aligning with the Paris Agreement to limit global heating below 1.5°C.

U.S. Gas Industry Claims Are False: Analysis of IEA Methane Tracker Finds U.S. Oil & Gas Sector Lags Behind Eighteen Other Countries on Emissions Intensity

May 16, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsPress Releases 1 Comment

The United States is the world’s top methane emitter from oil and gas. Despite the U.S. fossil fuel industry’s repeated claims to have the “cleanest gas in the world”, a new Oil Change International (OCI) analysis of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2024 global methane emissions data reveals the truth for the first time: U.S. methane intensity lags behind 18 other countries. 

Greenwashing at CERAWeek2024 is meaningless without ambitious action to end fossil fuels

March 18, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsPress Releases

Climate and social movements have forced oil and gas companies to acknowledge that fossil fuels are dirty and dangerous. At the industry’s biggest event of the year – CERAWeek 2024 – Big Oil and their government enablers will try to fool the world into believing they have solutions for a livable planet when, in reality, they’re trying to suck every last ounce of profit out of their dirty business.

Senator Markey, Colleagues Urge FTC to Crack Down on Deceptive “Certified” Gas Claims 

February 12, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsPress Releases

A group of senators have sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission urging the agency to investigate and crack down on misleading environmental claims by fossil fuel companies and gas certification programs. Over the past decade, the gas industry has engaged in a greenwashing campaign in which third-party “gas certifiers” evaluate methane emissions from natural gas production, often utilizing unreliable and inaccurate technologies and methodologies.

Gas Certification Programs Will Never Motivate the Worst Polluters

January 25, 2024By Al Johnson-KurtsBlog Post

The oil and gas industry claims programs to “certify” gas will reduce emissions and allow them to market their gas as clean and safe for the climate. But a look at the companies that have committed to certification, and those who haven’t, highlights why voluntary programs fail to motivate the worst methane polluters – and why gas certification isn’t a viable climate solution.