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ENI will plant a colossal forest to shift emissions

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The Italian oil and gas company Eni is going to plant huge forests to compensate for its CO2 emissions. Eni wants to plant a total of 81,000 square kilometers of forest in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ghana, writes the British newspaper Financial Times. That is about twice the size of the Netherlands.

The forests are not the only environmental measure that the Italians take. They also want to reduce flaring and reduce methane leaks. Flaring is a practice where gases produced during the refining of oil are burned, should be banned by 2025. Methane gas emissions must then be reduced by 80 percent.

Oil and gas companies are increasingly feeling the need to take measures to reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time, the companies continue to produce more fossil fuels. They say they do this to meet the growing demand in developing countries.

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