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Carbon performance at a glance

Our carbon targets for all energy we sell, Scope 1, 2 and 3

In 2021 we continued our progress on our path to net zero by 2050.

At the end of 2021, we had reduced our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 18%, our Scope 3 emissions by 16%, and the net carbon intensity of our energy products by 2.5%, all from our 2016 reference year.

Net carbon emissions

Scope 1 and 2 operational emissions (million tonnes CO2e)

2050target20212016reference year06883

Net carbon intensity

(g CO2e/ MJ)

2050target20212016reference year07779
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Reducing absolute emissions

Scope 1 & 2 operational emissions [A]

(million tonnes CO2e)

2050target2030target20212016reference yearNet 0-50%6883-18%

Net total emissions (Scope 1, 2, 3) [B]

(million tonnes CO2e)

2050target20212016reference yearNet 01,3751,645-16%

Eliminating routine flaring [A]

(million tonnes CO2e)


Methane emissions

(thousand tonnes methane)

20212020reference year5567 -18%
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Reducing carbon intensity

Net carbon intensity [C]

(g CO2e/ MJ)


Methane emissions intensity [D]


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[A] Operational control boundary.
[B] Direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions based on the sales of energy products included in the net carbon intensity using equity boundary.
[C] Our total emissions [Scope 1, 2 and 3 equity boundary) peaked in 2018 at around 1.7 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (GtCO2e) per annum.
[D] Overall methane emissions intensity for facilities with marketing gas.
CO2e/ MJ = Carbon dioxide equivalent per megajoule
n/a = not applicable