This week’s Highwood Bulletin features the MiQ-Highwood methane intensity index, Turkmenistan’s plans to act on methane, Highwood’s President featured in Veriten, Canada’s methane metrics compared to the rest of the world, PHMSA rules, conferences, employment opportunities, and more. We’re hiring a whole bunch of positions – come work at Highwood!
Highwood announces successful raise
We are thrilled to announce the close of our successful investment round, led by Energy Capital Ventures and supported by Veritec Ventures. The funding will accelerate the development and commercialize of our Emissions Management Toolkit software. Click here to read the press release.
Highwood and MiQ Announce Methane Intensity Index
MiQ and Highwood Emissions Management (HEM) today released the first open-access, measurement-informed methane intensity index for the U.S. natural gas sector. The MiQ-Highwood Index™ provides a data-driven system aimed at supporting the certified gas market, investors, and regulators alike. Read the press release here and download the report here.
Turkmenistan Acts on Methane
Turkmenistan is the world’s most notorious emitter of methane emissions, is often in the news for gigantic methane plumes seen from space. Recently, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov announced intentions to develop policy to curb methane, initiate pilot projects with foreign technologies, and collaborate with the International Methane Emissions Observatory (IMEO), part of the United Nations.
Learn more here.
Blog: Recap of Highwood’s Thomas Fox on Veriten
On June 7, Highwood’s President Thomas Fox, was featured on the Veriten C.O.B. Tuesday Webinar. The conversation is over an hour, so Highwood’s Molly Reyes took the opportunity to distill the key takeaways in a great blog post called “Emissions Management: Everything, Everywhere, All at Once!” Read the blog here and listen to the podcast here.
Canada’s Misaligned Methane Metrics
Estimating our emissions is hard – especially for methane – which means we often learn many years after setting targets that our baselines are wrong. The world is therefore moving away from emissions reduction targets that rely on percentage reduction from baselines, and moving towards methane intensity based targets (e.g., 0.2% of produced gas is lost). Unfortunately, Canada has not yet caught on to this trend, which may impact its ability to prove performance to the rest of the world. Read more here.
Blog: Proposed PHMSA Rules are Here
On May 4, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released a draft rule that would require oil and gas companies to inspect certain types of pipelines more frequently and using leak detection instruments. The rule is & 350 pages, but we’ve summarized it for you in a blog post here.
Conference: World Petroleum Congress
The World Petroleum Congress, held every three years and often called ‘The Olympics’ of the petroleum industry, will be held this year in Calgary. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious O&G event. This year, emissions will be an important topic. Highwood’s President Thomas Fox will be presenting on recent research the company has performed on optimizing technology deployment and abatement strategies. Learn more and register here.
Want to Write for the Bulletin?
We’re always looking for guest writers who would like to contribute a Feature Article to the Highwood Bulletin. Please reach out if you’d like to write an unbiased, apolitical, solution-agnostic article for our ~2000 subscribers and ~5000 LinkedIn followers on an emissions management topic. Please reach out to [email protected] with your idea. Authors are fully credited and have a profile page on our website (we are happy to backlink).
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.