The Global Methane Emitters Tracker (GMET) provides estimates of fossil fuel emissions at oil and gas and coal extraction sites, natural gas transmission pipelines, proposed projects and reserves, and attribution of remotely-sensed methane plumes.
As of November 2023, the first version of the tracker includes methane emissions estimates for coal extraction and gas pipelines, attributions of remotely-sensed methane plume observations for oil and gas infrastructures in North America, and coal mine observations worldwide. The tracker will expand its remotely-sensed plume attribution coverage in future iterations. GMET also associates assets within GEM’s Oil & Gas Extraction Tracker to the methane emissions estimates developed by Climate TRACE.
Data is available to download and viewable with interactive mapping and aggregate summary tables. Each coal, and oil and gas asset is linked to a separate factsheet on GEM.wiki that provides references and further background. The project methodology is available here.
- methane-emitting assets recorded
- methane plumes tracked
- tonnes of methane emissions
- countries included
- Coal Mine Methane Emissions by Country
- Gas Pipeline Methane Emissions by Country
- Oil and Gas Extraction Methane Emissions by Country
- Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Potential at Reserves by Country
Map Data: Google, Landsat/Copernicus, SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCO