The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) has collated and published environmental performance data since 2001. This Environmental Indicator Performance programme has continued and a new set of data for activities in 2006 has been produced.

The five main indicators gathered are gaseous emissions, aqueous discharges, non-aqueous drilling fluids on drill cuttings, oil and chemical spills and energy consumption.

Performance results are presented on a global and regional basis, onshore and offshore, and normalised to hydrocarbon production. Results are shown, for ease of comparison, alongside the previous years' published results. The report will address the emerging trends in environmental performance as well as factors that underpin the data.

31 OGP member companies took part in the survey representing about a third of known world production. Contributing companies provided data from 55 countries worldwide; however regional coverage is uneven, ranging from 98% of known production in Europe to 17% in the Middle East and 5% in the Former Soviet Union.

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