Landmark Deal Curbs Flaring Pollution

Top oil-producing nations and companies pledge to eliminate the waste of natural gas that also exacerbates global warming. Top oil-producing nations, including the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Angola, as well as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and other companies say they will stop flaring natural gas by 2030 as part of a landmark agreement with the World Bank. The deal was unveiled this morning during the World Bank's Spring Meetings, where leaders said the voluntary agreement will curb 40 percent of the global gas flaring that results in 300 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.