Die Internationale Energieagentur hat festgestellt:

Methane emissions from oil and gas alone could be reduced by 75% with existing technologies, highlighting a lack of industry action on an issue that is often very cheap to address. Less than 3% of the income accrued by oil and gas companies worldwide last year would be required to make the USD 100 billion investment in technologies needed to achieve this reduction.

Global Methane Tracker 2023

Das Abfackeln von Erdgas ist eine lange, gewinnorientiere Tradition mit vielerlei Auswirkungen.