Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

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While carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas destroying the atmosphere, methane is a significant contributor. Anthropogenic methane emissions are believed to account for 30%of that warming. Methane emissions stem from many aspects of life on Earth. Energy

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Affordable methane detection

Envirotec Magazine

The GF77 from FLIR Systems is said to be an affordable, handheld methane detection camera allowing inspection professionals to actually see invisible methane leaks and other industrial gases at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, and other locations. The GF77 is spectrally filtered to optimally visualize methane gas, says FLIR Systems.

Methane over Poland’s coal mines: Satellite analysis from ESA

Envirotec Magazine

According to the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, the top 10 largest methane emitting coal mines in Europe are in Poland. Collectively, these mines released around 282,300 tonnes of methane into the atmosphere in 2020. Methane emissions from coal mining.

EU methane policy recommendations

EDF + Business

Methane: Europe’s missing link for effective energy decarbonization. and Algeria, countries with sizeable methane emissions. The post EU methane policy recommendations appeared first on EDF+Business. climate policy methane regulatory risk

Cow Burps – Cattle Industry Poised To Lead The Way To A Cooler Earth By Reducing Methane Content

Jim Conca

Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. Energy /energy Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Business energyA new study out of U.C.

How gas leak detection will help the world keep its methane reduction promise

Envirotec Magazine

The signing of the Global Methane Pledge at last year’s COP26 marks a vital step in reducing the impact of industrial activities on the environment. The technology allows detection of methane from leaks from up to 300 feet away in a vehicle moving at 55 mph.

Camera-based study reveals methane leaks far worse than expected in New Mexico region

Envirotec Magazine

The airplane-mounted sensor used by the researchers to detect methane leaks from oil and natural gas production in the New Mexico half of the Permian Basin. Each chemical, including methane, has a unique pattern – an optical fingerprint. Most methane is leaked from a handful of sources.

The other greenhouse gas: UN report sets the record straight on methane


Most of the time carbon dioxide gets all the attention as the most villainous of greenhouse gasses, and the industries that pollute the atmosphere with methane would like to keep it that way. And part of that new emphasis is on methane,” Hayek said.

Thanks to Manchin, IRA’s Methane Fee on Big Oil Is Riddled With Massive Holes


The newly enacted Inflation Reduction Act contains the world’s first-ever fee on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas believed to be responsible for roughly 30 percent of global temperature rise since the Industrial Revolution. billion in financial incentives to clean up their methane.”

Industry first liquid bio methane offering

Envirotec Magazine

Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply, marking what is said to be the industry’s first Bio-LNG solution for commercial and industrial operations. Available immediately, the new Bio-LNG offering is targeted at businesses running continuous, energy-intensive manufacturing or industrial processes, as well as the transportation industry.

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

EDF + Business

By Ben Ratner At the behest of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to eliminate nationwide limits on methane pollution, sending America’s natural gas industry backwards to the days of uncontrolled emissions. Eliminating methane standards would increase risk to each part of this foundation, making this proposed rollback a prime opportunity for risk-conscious executives and investors to speak out this fall.

Carbon Mapper Launches Satellite Program to Pinpoint Methane and CO2 Super Emitters

Planet Pulse

In addition, the Carbon Mapper consortium announced its plan to deploy a ground-breaking hyperspectral satellite constellation with the ability to pinpoint, quantify and track point-source methane and CO 2 emissions. To read the press release in full, click here.

Methane is front and center for EIG’s portfolio companies

EDF + Business

Note: this is the second installment of a dialogue Q&A series with private equity investors following a methane summit EDF recently hosted for portfolio companies of EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) and Quantum Energy Partners. corporate sustainability methane private equit

Methane policy is a test of investors’ post-COP climate commitment. Will they pass?

EDF + Business

That’s at risk of happening now as major asset managers have remained silent on a proposed new Environmental Protection Agency rule requiring oil and gas producers to cut their methane emissions. The EPA comment period for the proposed methane regulations lasts until Jan.

Digital innovation: how National Oil Companies can meet the methane challenge

EDF + Business

Owned and overseen by national governments, As such, it is in both their commercial and national interest to minimize waste – particularly of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for a quarter of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. By Isabel Mogstad.

PETRONAS, PERTAMINA and PTT Intensify Collaboration on Methane Emissions Management

Alternative Energy Mag

The initiative is part of the collaborative effort between energy companies to raise awareness, elevate conversation and champion the climate c

Peak methane? IEA urges oil and gas sector to plug methane leakage

Business Green

Methane update reveals that reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic's shutdown of industry and travel saw methane emissions drop 10 per cent in 2020. Companies have also touted sizeable new investment programmes to detect and fix methane leaks.

‘Massive’ Methane Leaks Found Coming From Oil and Gas Sites in Europe


Leaking methane from oil and gas infrastructure is widespread across the European continent, reveals an investigation of more than 150 sites in seven countries. This is the first large investigation of methane leakage from oil and gas sites in Europe. “We’ve

The New Era of Data Driven Methane Management: Q&A with BPX Chief Innovation Officer

EDF + Business

Virtually eliminating methane emissions is a critical complement to CO2 reductions and essential to bending the curve of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. Environmental Defense Fund and BP are pursuing a three-year collaboration to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

“It’s all about the methane”: World Biogas Summit takes place online in early July

Envirotec Magazine

The World Biogas Summit 2021 will focus on how, in the build up to COP26, anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas can help reduce global methane and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. Dr Keith Simons, Principal Scientist, SHV Energy. The event takes place on 6 – 8 July.

Digital methane management: an industry perspective

EDF + Business

US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year. This survey aims to identify the role digital technologies can play in managing methane emissions. What are the top drivers for methane management for your organization? %

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits $25M to Accelerate Satellite Technologies That Pinpoint Methane Emitters to Turbocharge Fight Against Climate Change

Planet Pulse

New funding builds on unique partnership to tackle potent methane emissions between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Carbon Mapper, Planet, the State of California, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the University of Arizona, Arizona State University (ASU), High Tide Foundation, and RMI .

The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions


While the focus is usually on fossil fuel emissions as the main climate change culprit, a new analysis by the nonprofit Energy Vision concludes that reducing emissions from organic waste would more steeply reduce methane. And it would cost less to accomplish

Access to capital shrinks if oil and companies ignore methane, says Quantum private equity

EDF + Business

EDF recently hosted a virtual summit for private equity firms Quantum Energy Partners and EIG Global Energy Partners to engage their portfolio companies, which include more than 50 producer and midstream companies on the business importance of methane mitigation.

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research group

Envirotec Magazine

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research. Three different methods were used to estimate the methane release rate.

Hitting the mark: improving the credibility of industry methane data

EDF + Business

Methane emissions challenge the global oil and gas industry and the role and reputation of natural gas in a decarbonizing world. Credibly demonstrating near zero methane emissions is both an imperative and a competitive differentiator for companies in the early phases of the energy transition.

Could surging gas prices help solve the methane leak crisis?

Business Green

New IEA analysis reveals methane emissions from the energy sector are 70 per cent higher than official reports, but could high gas prices finally prompt operators to tackle the problem. The report - titled Global Methane Tracker 2022 - makes for sobering reading.

Oil and gas giants pledge to work towards 'near zero' methane emissions by 2030

Business Green

Fossil fuel companies confirm plan to review collective methane targets for 2025 and onwards in light of new goal. They have also pointed out that methane's relatively short atmospheric lifetime means action taken now would have a far more rapid impact than action on carbon.

Cleaning Up Methane Pollution From Permian Super Emitters is ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ for the Climate, Study Finds


Only a handful of super emitters are responsible for an enormous amount of the methane pollution in the Permian basin, according to a new study. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas — more than 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time-frame.

COP26: Nearly 100 countries pledge to slash methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030

Business Green

Initiative marks a significant step up in global action on the potent greenhouse gas and could lead to a major crackdown on sources of methane globally. in reach is to reduce our methane emissions as quickly as possible," he said. "It

Governments’ massive underreporting of methane emissions ‘alarming’: IEA


Data tracking by the energy watchdog shows that actual emissions of the supercharged greenhouse gas are 70 per cent higher than official figures

'Methane matters': New action plan offers quick and cost-effective routes to cutting global emissions

Business Green

Coalition of campaign groups present wide-ranging plan to help countries meet and exceed the cuts the promised to make through the Global Methane Pledge. Composting alone could reduce solid waste methane emissions by 78 per cent by 2030, the report states.

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As Feds Step Back, New Mexico Steps Up With Tough Methane Rule

Forbes Green Tech

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.

Beyond CO2: Scientists call beefed up strategy to tackle methane emissions

Business Green

Methane is a blow torch that’s cooking the planet,' scientists warn, as new study argues near term action could play a critical role in curbing global warming. There has been growing momentum behind initiatives designed to tackle methane emissions over the past six months.

'Dodged scrutiny for years': Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Business Green

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the startling results of a first-of-its-kind study released today.

The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions


While the focus is usually on fossil fuel emissions as the main climate change culprit, a new analysis by the nonprofit Energy Vision concludes that reducing emissions from organic waste would more steeply reduce methane. The methane impact of organic waste vs fossil fuel emissions.

EU methane satellites could help push companies to cut emissions

Business Green

Brussels is gearing up to use its satellites to spot and track global methane emission hotspots, writes Andrew Warren. Importers, consumers will want to know: 'Is my gas free of methane leaks?'". Beyond methane. Methane is only the beginning.

'Inexcusable': IEA calls for global action to plug methane leakage in fossil fuel sector

Business Green

Tackling methane from oil and gas operations among 'best near-term opportunities’ for combatting climate change, IEA argues. Methane, which is largely released from abandoned coal mines, oil and gas operations, and farming, has a far greater global warming potential than CO2.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions


Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry. BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The scale of the methane challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity. 3) Expanding Methane Management.

BP invests $5m in methane leak-detecting specialist Satelytics

Business Green

Cloud-based geospatial analytics firm uses imagery and machine learning to monitor environmental changes such as methane emissions. Oil firms in industry investment group the OGCI have therefore pledged to cut their average methane intensity by at least one fifth by 2025.

EU warned it cannot meet methane goals without curbing livestock numbers

Business Green

Report argues promised 30 per cent cut in methane emissions will be extremely difficult to achieve without tackling livestock numbers. A new report has today warned the EU "cannot deliver" on the commitments it has made under the Global Methane Pledge without cutting livestock numbers.

UN: Slashing methane emissions 'one of the best ways' to curb global temperature rise

Business Green

Methane emissions reduction could significantly reduce rates of global warming at a relatively low cost, major research warns. As such, the report emphasises that methane mitigation is "one of the best ways of limiting warming in this and subsequent decades".