Welcome to the 50th edition of the Highwood Bulletin! This week’s Highwood Bulletin features new research on super-emitters across multiple US basins, methane funding granted by the US and CCAC to Africa, new coverage of our Voluntary Initiatives Report, a special offer on our methane technology and Scope 1/2/3 quantification course offerings, funding, conferences, employment opportunities, and more! Thanks for sticking with us for 50 issues of the Highwood Bulletin.
New Study: Impact of Large Methane Point Sources in US
Limited availability of good quality methane emissions data impedes the development of effective policy and makes it difficult to set realistic baselines. A newly published study uses aerial imaging to detect ~2500 plumes above 10 kg/h across multiple US basins and compares to regional satellite estimates. The study finds that large point sources (i.e., super-emitters) account for approximately 40% of total emissions, and that many of these sources are intermittent. Read Time magazine’s story here, access the peer-reviewed article here, and access all of the study’s raw data here.
$5M Granted to Reduce Methane Emissions in Africa
Africa Climate Change fund will receive $5 million from the US government and an additional $1.2 million from the UN’s Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the Global Methane Hub to address methane emissions in Africa over the next 3 years. Read more about the announcement here.
Highwood’s Voluntary Initiatives in the News
Highwood’s 2022 Voluntary Initiatives report has been getting some press! Read analysis by Stefano Galiasso and Julie Greco of Energy Capital Ventures here and a series of articles by Highwood’s team in JWN and Daily Oil Bulletin that kicks off here. There’s also still time to register for our mini-conference on September 21st. See below for details.
Course: Methane Detection & Quantification Technologies Course
It’s your last chance to sign up for Tuesday’s course on methane detection and quantification technology use in the oil and gas industry, offered by Evaluate Energy and instructed by Highwood’s Thomas Fox. A special promotion offers a discount for courses on Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions quantification offered by Highwood’s Jessica Shumlich. Register here for the bundle.
Funding: DOE Supports Methane Monitoring, Measurement, and Mitigation Technologies
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $32 million in funding for technologies that help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Read more here and submit a funding application by October 2022 to be considered.
Conference: Free Voluntary Initiatives Virtual Mini-Conference
How can proactive oil and gas companies take credit for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions? Join us for this free interactive conference on September 21st, 2022, as we explore the findings of Highwood’s new Voluntary Initiatives Report and hear from experts from across the energy sector. This 3-hour event will feature presentations from experts in the field, an interactive breakout session, and exciting panels of voluntary initiative thought leaders. Click here to register for free.
Conference: CH4 Connections Methane Emissions Conference
GTI Energy’s CH4 Connections conference will take place on October 20-21, 2022, in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is one of our favourite events and Highwood will definitely be attending! Join us to discuss, learn, and share on everything methane as we connect with friends old and new and continue towards our goal of reducing O&G methane emissions. Highwood’s President (Thomas Fox) and CEO (Jessica Shumlich) will both be speaking. Learn more here.
Conference: PTAC Net Zero Conference & Expo
Conference: ONE Future Methane & Climate Strategies Event and Awards
Join us in Houston (The Woodlands) from November 2-4, 2022, for the fifth annual ONE Future Methane & Climate Strategies Event and Awards. Highwood’s President, Thomas Fox, will be speaking on The Value of Going Beyond Regulatory Emissions Reduction Requirements. The conference will focus on environmental & regulatory issues, policy, investor relations, use cases, and technological advancements across the natural gas supply chain. Learn more and register here.
Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!
We currently have multiple exciting career postings on our website. In addition to those listed, 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.
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