The Highwood Bulletin 028

This week’s Highwood Bulletin features new GHG reporting standards by API, the biggest U.S. NG producer joins OGMP 2.0, methane coverage by IGU, methane leaks in Europe, courses for quantifying emissions, webinars, and a methane conference you won’t want to miss.

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American Petroleum Institute Releases GHG Reporting Standard

The biggest story of the past week is the release of greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting standards by American Petroleum Institute, the biggest U.S. O&G industry association. The new standards encourage voluntary disclosure of Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions, with some focus on tracking reductions and describing independent verification procedures. Read more here.

EQT Joins OGMP 2.0

EQT Corporation, the largest producer of natural gas in the United States, has signed up to participate in the OGMP 2.0 reporting framework. To date, most signatories to OGMP 2.0 have been European Energy companies, with much slower uptake in North America. This may signal a change. Read the press release here.

International Gas Union Features Methane Emissions

Issue 4 of Global Voice of Gas magazine, published by International Gas Union, is all about eliminating methane. Published on June 21st, this month features top down vs. bottom-up measurement techniques, Methane Guiding Principles, MiQ, OGMP 2.0, EU regulations, and more. Get it here.

CATF Publicizes Leaky Gas Infrastructure in Europe

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) non-profit has been running around Europe with an infrared optical gas imaging (OGI) camera – capturing unsanctioned videos of methane leaks from O&G infrastructure and making them public. The European Union currently lacks regulations preventing methane leaks from O&G – but rules are expected soon. Read more here.

ICYMI: Taking Credit for Responsibly Sourced Gas Mini Conference

On June 8th, Highwood Emissions Management, in collaboration with Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) hosted an interactive mini conference to explore Highwood’s new report on voluntary emissions reduction initiatives. The event was a hit! If you missed it, you can catch up on all the talks here. Please reach out with any questions or if you need support navigating opportunities in responsibly sourced oil and gas.

Conference: CH4 Connections, Colorado, Oct 12-13

Ready for one of the best methane events of the year? This year Highwood is sponsoring CH4 Connections, hosted in Fort Collins by our friends at Gas Technology Institute (GTI). Don’t miss out on this year’s conference! Register here and see you in Colorado.

Course: Understanding Scope 2 & 3 Emissions (and Scope 1!)

Do you understand Scope 1 emissions and are ready to take your knowledge to the next level? Sign up now for JWN’s Scope 2 & 3 emissions course, hosted by Highwood’s CEO Jessica Shumlich. Register here. If you missed the wildly popular Scope 1 course, we’re offering it again and you can register here.

Career Opportunity: Highwood is Hiring!

Looking for a meaningful career in greenhouse gas emissions management? Have strong technical, interpersonal, and organizational skills? This sounds like a match made in heaven. Join Highwood’s team!

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A growing number of voluntary emissions reduction initiatives exist for companies that want to demonstrate leadership to investors, end users, and the public. But the space is noisy; how initiatives compare, and the benefits of participation remain unclear. To shed light on these matters, Highwood has published this report.