Performance criteria and application for flaring and ventilation of natural gas (CNH.06.001/09)

Name of policy Performance criteria and application for flaring and ventilation of natural gas (CNH.06.001/09)
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Mexico
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Obligation schemes
    Sector name
    • Industry
      • Oil and gas production (CH4)
    Policy description Under the regulation, PEMEX are required to submit an economic analysis of controlled destruction plans. Technical provisions are set forth to assist PEMEX to evaluate and plan oil field operations regarding flaring and venting activities. A maximum limit of 80% to 95% of the percentage of gas per production that used to be vented or burnt (if it used to be >2% to <1%, respectively) is imposed on such activities.
    Policy type
    • Non-energy1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2009
    Start date of implementation 2009
    End date of implementation
    High impact GHG reduction
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://www.cnh.gob.mx/_docs/QuemaVto/DT_QyV.pdf
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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