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Oil Industry Titans Vow Climate Collaboration With White House

  • Oil company executives met with Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy
  • Group pledged support for regulations throttling methane
White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy

White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chief executives of some of the largest U.S. oil companies promised to collaborate with the Biden administration in its campaign against climate change during a meeting Monday with White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy.

The oil industry leaders pledged support for federal regulations explicitly limiting emissions of methane from wells and other oilfield equipment -- a declaration that dovetails with President Joe Biden’s vow to clamp down on leaks of the potent greenhouse gas.