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Natural Gas STAR Program

Natural Gas STAR Program

Natural Gas STAR logoThe Natural Gas STAR Program provides a framework for Partner companies with U.S. oil and gas operations to implement methane reducing technologies and practices and document their voluntary emission reduction activities. By joining the Program, Partner companies commit to evaluate and implement cost-effective methane emission reduction opportunities and communicate and share that information across their corporation and with the Natural Gas STAR Program.


By working together to reduce methane emissions, EPA and Natural Gas STAR Partners are successfully improving performance, increasing natural gas supply, saving money, and protecting the environment. Participation in the Natural Gas STAR Program has numerous benefits, including:

  • Information Sharing and Technology Transfer – EPA facilitates Technology Transfer and Implementation Workshops to help Partners learn about new and innovative technologies and practices.
  • Peer Networking – Partners can participate in Technology Transfer Workshops, Implementation Workshops, and Web-based communications to build strong networks with industry peers and keep up on industry trends, initiatives, and the latest technologies.
  • Voluntary Record of Reductions – Through Program participation and reporting, companies create a permanent record of their voluntary accomplishments in reducing methane emissions. In addition, annual reporting allows EPA to provide feedback to Partners through individual, detailed summary reports.
  • Public Recognition – EPA provides recognition to highlight Partner achievements in articles, industry journals, technical studies and fact sheets. EPA also helps Partners communicate Program achievements to shareholders, customers, and the public.

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