The New EU Methane Regulation Presents Both Risk and Opportunity for US Oil and Gas Producers

On May 27th, 2024, the European Commission (EC) legislated the world’s first-ever regulation on methane emissions from oil and gas imports. Under the new rules, European Union (EU) oil, gas, and coal companies are required to measure, monitor, report, and verify (MMRV) their methane emissions. The new regulation will gradually apply these same stringent requirements […]

The Highwood Bulletin 071

This edition features a new rule on methane imports to the EU, Subpart W updates, new published methane protocols from the CDPHE, a new methane training curriculum, the EPA portal opening for submissions, a long anticipated GHG report from the National Petroleum Council, finalization of the Waste Prevention Rule, a new protocol from MiQ re: […]

We’ve Joined OGMP 2.0, Now What?

OGMP 2.0, the United Nation’s (UN) flagship oil and gas reporting framework for methane emissions, is one of 24 voluntary initiatives available to the energy industry. With a steady uptake rate, OGMP 2.0 has seen the largest increase in participation year-over-year. From 2022 to 2023, participation in OGMP 2.0 increased by 86%, growth well beyond […]

Subpart-W Finalized: EPA’s Updated GHG Reporting Rule is a Game Changer

On May 6th, 2024, the EPA finalized amendments to the Subpart-W methodology (petroleum and natural gas emissions sources) of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP).1 The revisions are intended primarily to address gaps in reporting, so that all methane emissions from applicable facilities are reported, by: Adding new emissions calculation methodologies Improving existing emissions calculation […]

Research Digest 012

With methane quantification research gaining momentum by the day, it was truly difficult to narrow this Research Digest down! In this edition, we recap the latest measurement-based inventory research, exciting progress on super-emitter quantification, and the latest results from satellite quantification, including the very first published results from NASA’s latest orbital emissions detection technology, EMIT. […]

Should we join OGMP 2.0?

With 130 oil and gas companies representing assets in 70 countries, OGMP 2.0 member companies now account for almost 40% of global oil and gas production and over 80% of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) flows. From 2022 to 2023, OGMP 2.0 saw 86% growth in participation, including some of the largest global oil and gas […]

The Methane Quantification Debate is a False Dichotomy and a Distraction

Introducing the Quantification Debate There is a debate raging in methane. A debate about the value of methane quantification. In the red corner, you have the quant-heads. Those designing, promoting, and implementing an emerging cacophony of company-specific quantification protocols and standards, often called “measurement-informed inventories”. They are obsessed with pinning down an ever-elusive truth, to […]

Why OGMP 2.0?

Why OGMP 2.0? 130 oil and gas companies with assets in over 70 countries. 38% of global oil and gas production. 80% of LNG flows.   What is the common link? The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP 2.0). OGMP 2.0 is the United Nation’s (UN) flagship oil and gas methane reporting framework for […]

The Highwood Bulletin 070

This week’s Highwood Bulletin contains regulatory updates (EPA, SEC), OGMP-aligned Veritas protocols, MethaneSAT and Google, IEA Methane Tracker, Highwood’s AER technology report, new OGMP 2.0 members, US DOE funding for methane, big leaks in the news, a novel Highwood analysis on super-emitters, a bank gets serious on methane, career opportunities, and the conferences you’ll find […]

Analysis: Operators can expect significant exposure to public satellite methane data

The Rise of Public Satellite Methane Data In recent years, the rapid advancement of space-based remote sensing technology has ushered in a new era of environmental monitoring. Satellites are now equipped with methane sensing capabilities, and previously invisible methane emissions are under surveillance, particularly within the oil and gas industry. With new data comes new […]