This week’s Highwood Bulletin features Exxon’s Grade “A” independently certified gas, FERC’s verdict on Kinder Morgan’s certified gas pooling service, Cheniere’s expanded QMRV initiative, an EDF report on differentiated gas, a new submission to Colorado’s methane technology approval program, and several exciting conferences and employment opportunities!
Exxon Receives “Grade A” MiQ Certification
ExxonMobil is now producing ~200 MMscf/d of independently certified natural gas in New Mexico. With an MiQ grade of “A” – the highest possible – Exxon’s methane intensity at Poker Lake is here.
FERC Blocks Kinder Morgan Certified Gas Pooling Service
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has rejected a proposal by Kinder Morgan to provide differentiated gas pooling services along its Tennessee Gas Pipeline. The primary barrier to approving the service was concern over what criteria would be used to define “Certified Gas” and how these criteria would be established. Read more here.
Cheniere Expands QMRV Initiative
An initiative by Cheniere to improve quantification, monitoring, reporting, and verification (QMRV) of greenhouse gas emissions along the LNG supply chain is expanding to include gas gathering, processing, transmission, and storage. Cheniere will be working with a variety of monitoring technologies and academics from Colorado State University of University of Texas. Read more here.
Report: EDF Weighs in on Differentiated Gas
The Environmental Defense Fund has published a new report, “Certification of Natural Gas with Low Methane Emissions: Criteria for Credible Certification Programs,” that identifies several problems with some existing differentiated gas initiatives. In particular, the EDF calls for a focus on measurement that is aligned with Level 5 of the OGMP 2.0 framework. Access the report here.
Highwood Supports LongPath and Civitas in Colorado Submission
LongPath Technologies, in partnership with Civitas Resources, has applied to the Colorado Government to be approved as an alternative methane monitoring technology. Highwood is pleased to have supported this effort and hopes regulatory adoption of alternative solutions accelerates. Read the press release here.
Conference: CGA Annual Technical Conference
Catch Highwood’s President Thomas Fox at this year’s Canadian Gas Association Annual Technical Conference, June 6-9, Sheraton Center, Toronto. Thomas will be moderating a panel on certified natural gas alongside speakers from Arc Resources, Equitable Origin, Énergir, and Pembina Institute. Learn more and register here.
Conference: Global Energy Show
Catch Highwood’s Lead Data Scientist Keegan Shaw at the Global Energy Show in Calgary on June 8. Keegan will be delivering a talk entitled “Optimizing Deployment of Methane Leak Detection Technologies Using an Open-Source Tool”. Check out the program and register here.
Conference: Methane Strategies Forum
Join us in Houston on June 20-22 for the 2nd annual Methane Strategies Forum. Highwood’s CEO Jessica Shumlich and President Thomas Fox will be attending and are looking forward to the chance to catch up with old and new friends in the methane reduction space. Learn more and register here.
Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!
Highwood is always looking for bright folks who want to help us change the world for the better. If you have experience in greenhouse gas emissions management and you’re looking for a career change, please reach out! Check out our active opportunities on our website by clicking here.