Media Centre25.11.2020

GERG Methane Emissions Estimation Methodology and OGMP2.0

📢 On November 23rd, the new OGMP2.0 framework was launched. This methane emission reporting framework is the new gold standard that will improve the accuracy of reporting focusing on the whole Oil&Gas value chain including midstream and downstream.

The OGMP partnership is an initiative of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) led by the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP), the European Commission and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

How many compagnies are involved?

62 companies from all continents representing 30% of the world's Oil&Gas production have already joined the partnership.

💡 GERG, with its industry members, recently developed a Methane Emissions Estimation Methodology project (MEEM) for DSOs, that has assessed all international best practice and has used this to develop a consistent and robust approach to emissions estimation which can be used as an industry standard.

💡 The Marcogaz assessment paper which is based on MEEM expanded using Marcogaz’ 2005 methodology for TSOs, LNG terminals and UGS, is currently the basis of a new European Standards Agency (CEN)  working group to turn the approach into a CEN Technical Report. We expect this to be used as a standardized methodology in the OGMP 2.0 scheme as a foundation for a framework for reporting in the downstream gas value chain.

📧 Contact us if you are interested in knowing more about our work on understanding and mitigating methane emissions in the downstream gas industry.


HyResource - A collaborative knowledge sharing resource supporting the development of Australia’s hydrogen industry

📢 HyResource is the new single source of information on key hydrogen-related organisations, policies and projects in Australia with supporting information on New Zealand. A collaboration between National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), CSIRO, Australian Hydrogen Council and Future Fuels CRC, HyResource acts as a reliable source of information that can be accessed by all stakeholders involved in the development of Australia’s hydrogen industry.

💡 The benefits of this hydrogen knowledge sharing initiative include reducing search costs, filling stakeholder knowledge gaps and helping accelerate the development and deployment of clean hydrogen as a low-emissions energy source.

🔄 Knowledge sharing efforts like HyResource are critical at this time as developments in hydrogen across the full value chain are evolving at speed and impacting many sectors of the economy.

🔍 HyResource is available here:


GERG Newsletter - Summer 2020

Latest News from GERG for the 2020 Summer period: Hydrogen Strategy, updates from Working Groups and projects, project proposals and event summaries.

Read here

For membership-exclusive content, visit the GERG Community site!


ELEGANCY Webinar Series on CCS and Hydrogen

The great ACT project ELEGANCY, led by Sintef, is coming to a close this summer, and has prepared a flourish of webinars for all interested in Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage:

  • 18 June: Hydrogen and CCS – one of the cornerstones of the European Green Deal
  • 19 June: Unlocking opportunities and addressing challenges for large-scale hydrogen provision in Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Norway
  • 22 June: Hydrogen supply and CO2 injection and storage
  • 23 June: Business case development and hydrogen-CCS chain tool

The webinars are free of charge, more information and registration on:


THyGA Online Workshop

6th of May 2020

The Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) project "Testing Hydrogen admixture for Gas Appliances", or THyGA, is organising its first online workshop the 6th of May 2020 (10.00/12.00 AM and 1.00/3.00 PM CET, incl. virtual lunch break).

To get the connection information, please send your confirmation of attendance to

The workshop will present first research results, and discuss the specific consequences of hydrogen blending for the gas appliances sector, with the participation of researchers, manufacturers and associations.


  • Insight on THyGA’s first research contents
  • EU market segmentation of gas appliances
  • Focus topic: development of a protocol for testing H2 admixture
  • Discussion of the testing procedure of gas appliances with manufacturers, researchers and associations
  • Discussion and questions related to the addressed topics

Download the invitation below:


GERG Newsletter Spring 2020

Latest News from GERG for the 2020 Spring period: Moving forward under the COVID-19 regime, Project updates, New project proposals and Events.


Project proposals

Below a document presenting projects currently open to new partners:

  • Assessment of methane emission from gas utilisation
  • Sparcling Phase 2, LFL distances for small scale representative LNG releases
  • Weathering of stored LNG

GERG Newsletter Winter 2019

Latest News from GERG for the 2019 Winter period: Hydrogen Momentum, Project updates, New project proposals and Events.


GERG quarterly newsletter


Mures Zarea elected President of GERG 

Murès Zarea of Engie has been elected to replace Isabelle Moretti as President of GERG, with official transfer of duties during the Board meeting in Copenhagen.  Murès has over 30 years of gas R&D experience and a long association with GERG. He also sits on the Board or in high level committees in other associations such as EASE, EPRG PRCI and IGU. As such he is perfectly placed to build more bridges for GERG in the gas and energy research community.  We welcome Murès, and look forward to working closely with him over the coming years.