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Emissions Benchmarking Tool

Inform strategic decisions regarding emissions risk management via competitive benchmarking, portfolio analysis and economic impact assessment.

An independent assessment of oil and gas and metals and mining carbon emissions

Emissions targets set under the 2015 Paris Agreement – and new pledges under the Glasgow Climate Pact – have far-reaching and material implications for the long-term corporate strategies of every player in the energy and extractive industries.

The Emissions Benchmarking Tool provides transparency at the asset and corporate level for Upstream, Downstream and Metals & Mining to enable a comprehensive assessment of emissions-related risks and opportunities.

Prepare for a lower carbon future using a consistent, transparent and standardised view

Emissions Profiles

Emissions Profiles

Asset-by-asset forecasts for Upstream to 2064 and Downstream and key Metals and Mining value chains to 2040.


Interrogate data by region, country, company, resource theme, field type, development status or asset name

Carbon Pricing & Policy Risk

Carbon Pricing & Policy Risk

Assess the likelihood and stringency of carbon regulation in 160+ countries.


Understand which assets are more exposed to potential carbon costs, or where you may need to reduce emissions to comply with regulations.

Financial Liability

Financial Liability

Ensure investment decisions are robust under multiple different scenarios.


Design your own carbon price assumptions, or our risk index and carbon price forecasts, to understand how they would impact asset and corporate valuations.

Carbon Benchmarking

Carbon Benchmarking

Comparing companies’ and assets’ emissions profiles, risks and liabilities on a like-for-like basis

We provide lifecycle analysis of GHG emissions from cradle to grave, looking at Scope 1, 2 and 3

Upstream Scope 1 and 2

Including: Drilling, production complexity, processing complexity, flaring, venting, liquefaction losses, methane losses, ecosystem disruption.

Downstream Scope 1 and 2

Including: Fuel, FCC, electricity, hydrogen production and flaring.

Metals and Mining Scope 1 and 2

Including: Mining, fuel oil, smelter, coal, coke, gas, electricity

Oil and Gas Scope 3

Including: Transport and shipping, refining, downstream transport, distribution and end-use.

Metals and Mining Scope 3

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Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas

  • Asset by asset emissions forecasts for global upstream assets and refineries
  • Leverage Wood Mackenzie’s proprietary database of 31,000+ upstream assets and strategic refinery simulation model
  • Assess the likelihood and stringency of carbon regulation on over 90 oil and gas producing countries
  • Understand how your portfolio and assets compare with peer portfolios or assets
  • Understand emissions profiles and risks associated with acquisition targets
  • Inform strategic decisions on portfolio composition and mitigation opportunities

Metals & Mining

Metals & Mining

  • Asset by asset emissions forecasts for the key metals and mining value chains and analyse how you can reduce emissions to meet targets
  • Leverage Wood Mackenzie’s comprehensive industry coverage of over 3,600 metals and mining operations
  • Assess the likelihood and stringency of carbon regulation on the metals and mining sectors in 62 countries
  • Understand how your portfolio and assets compare with peers portfolios and assets
  • See the global emissions footprint of the metals and mining industry
  • Develop portfolio and investment strategies based on a solid understanding of opportunity and risk

We can help you answer key strategic emissions questions, including:

  • How do corporate and asset emissions compare across upstream, downstream and metals & mining operations?
  • Which types of assets are most/least carbon intensive?
  • What are the largest sources of emissions?
  • To what extent are the oil & gas and metals sectors exposed to carbon regulation worldwide?
  • How could carbon-related costs impact asset and corporate valuations?
  • How can companies reduce emissions and financial exposure?
  • What is the global emissions footprint of the extractive industries?

Find out more about our Emissions coverage across natural resources

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