Environmental Defense Fund

Pipeline Leak Detection Technology Review

Highwood performed research and delivered a public report on the available methane detection technologies for pipeline methane leaks.

Commissioned by EDF, Highwood Emissions Management developed a report on commercially available technologies to detect pipeline methane leaks. The Highwood team was thorough, responsive, and thoughtful in their approach to the project. Their report catalogues an evolving industry and enhances the public discourse.

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Erin Murphy

Senior Attorney

New technologies are emerging to better monitor methane leakage from gathering, transmission, and distribution pipelines. Highwood reviewed these technologies in a public-facing report, which can be accessed here.

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Commercially available methane detection technologies


Miles of natural gas pipelines in the U.S.


Estimated contribution of gathering pipelines across supply chain methane in the Permian Basin

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