December 2, 2022

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Pollution: Toxic emissions hidden by big oil companies

  • By Esme Stallard, Owen Pinnell and Jess Kelly
  • BBC News

photo credit, Hussain Faleh/BBC News

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Ali Hussein Juloot, a childhood leukemia survivor from Rumaila, Iraq, in front of the burnings near his home.

Big oil companies are not reporting significant greenhouse gas emissions, a BBC News investigation has found.

The BBC has uncovered millions of tonnes of undisclosed emissions from gas flared at oil fields operated by BP, Eni, ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell.

Natural gas flaring consists of “unnecessary” burning of excess gas released during oil production.