International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
44%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Brussels , Belgium

The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) is supporting some high-level GHG emission reduction targets in Europe and appears to support the Paris Agreement. However, the organisation’s detailed lobbying is negative on European climate policy and promotes increased fossil fuel production. In a consultation response to the European Commission’s 2050 Climate Strategy, IOGP stated support for GHG reductions within the range of 80% to 95% by 2050, although the organisation seemingly does not support an increase in ambition to net-zero by 2050 as suggested by European policymakaers. IOGP states support for the EU ETS as the “core instrument” for reducing CO2 in Europe but has criticised the policy for the negative impact it will have on natural gas production due to the reduction of free emission permits for the sector in its next phase. IOGP has opposed binding energy efficiency and renewable energy targets under the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework, calling instead for a single GHG emissions target in 2016. In a 2016 consultation response to the European Commission, IOGP also opposed renewable energy support schemes, instead favoring a phase out of subsidies, and maintained such a position in 2017. IOGP promotes a long-term role for natural gas in the energy mix, as well as its role as a ‘low carbon’ solution. In 2018 IOGP also advocated in favour of European policy to support increased investment in CCS. At the same time, as a founding member of GasNaturally, IOGP has been involved in lobbying efforts to secure the place of natural gas in Europe’s energy mix for an extended period through supporting infrastructure projects. IOGP further supports increased fossil fuel development including in the Arctic and European shale gas. In 2018, IOGP also lobbied the EU Commission to make sure that support for “exploration & production of untapped domestic oil and gas resources” was included in the EU’s long-term strategy on GHG emissions.

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DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
1 1 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
-1 0 NA 0 -1 -1 NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
-1 NS NA -1 NS NS NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
0 1 NA NS 1 1 NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
0 0 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
0 1 NA -1 0 NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
-2 -2 NA -2 -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
-2 -2 NA -2 -2 NS NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-1 0 NA 0 0 -1 NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
2 2 NA 0 2 NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA